The admirable( now) 94 year old Collins is presently being honoured with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Black Canadian Awards Gala in Toronto on June 7th for her contribution as a pioneer Canadian television and radio artist. In addition to the Canadian award, it has also been officially announced by Sha Battle, Founder,
Make no mistake this is an alarming report and may have drawn attention to something foreboding! Something that perhaps has been quietly simmering below this city’s multi-cultural surface. The study indicates three major areas of concern, hate crimes that are directed at ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.
Recent statistics have indicated that HIV is at a crisis level in black communities in Canada.
Awareness campaigns have led to increased knowledge of the disease, its prevalence and risk populations; in many cases have led to a decrease in stereotypes and discrimination and in general has brought about a greater degree of commitment and show of resources from governments, non-governmental organizations and private personnel alike.