Our Executive

President: Magdalene Lesmond Immediate Past President: Mariska Thomas Vice President: Kira Ross Secretary: Vacant Treasurer: Theresa James Fundraising/Events Chair:  Vivian Young Membership Chair:  Dianne Barham Education Chair:  Juliet Young Public Relations Chair:  Kesha Christie

Past Events

Celebrating Black History Month 2021! We hosted several virtual Black History Month events in February 2021. Thanks to all of you who supported and celebrated with us! Black History Month Trivia for Kids (Kahoot) Virtual screenings of two engaging Black-focused films Youth Panel Discussion on life ‘Beyond 2020’ Black History Month 2021 Events Schedule   […]


Kay Livingstone, a founding member of CANEWA inspired the other “Women of Vision” to plan and implement programs and events to enrich the black community.  A primary focus was awarding scholarships with the objective of encouraging Black students to complete their education, and to equip Black people with the tools necessary to take their rightful […]