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

Online/Computer Training for Seniors   WEBINAR PANEL DISCUSSION: Combatting the Roots of Anti-Black Racism Tues. July 28, 2020 (6:30 – 8:30 pm EST) *** The recording of the webinar is available on the Facebook pages of the Ajax/Pickering and Oshawa/Whitby chapters. *** For a list of the featured panelists, see the list below the image. […]


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 […]