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Community Builders: An Unsuspecting Recipient


Under the theme “February and Forever,” United Way East Ontario is excited to celebrate past and present achievements of Black people in our communities this Black History Month. 

United Way continues to support and showcase Black people within our communities through events, awards, partnerships, and so much more. We understand that we have a role to play in combating systemic racism and shining a light on the amazing work being done by members of our racialized and marginalized communities. 

With the help of Black History Ottawa host Sarah Onyango, who happens to be a 2008 Community Builder Award recipient, we surprised an unsuspecting attendee of Black History Ottawa’s launch event for Black History Month. This person works tirelessly to make our communities safer, healthier, and more resilient. Community Builders are community leaders and fearless advocates who have stepped up and demonstrated a local love that has not gone unnoticed. 

We thank everyone who takes the time to nominate everyday heroes and we thank you, community builders, for your exceptional contributions. 

Meet our unsuspecting Community Builder recipient:




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