Donna Mancuso

New Waterloo Region Police Equity Officer

Sgt. Donna Mancuso recently started her new job as equity and diversity officer at the Waterloo Region Police Service. In this role, she intends to interact with the local diverse community groups to learn about their needs and fears. Sgt. Mancuso then plans to use the acquired information to educate her fellow colleagues on how […]

Louis Allen Speaking to The Record

Louis Allen welcomes new procedures meant to limit racism in local policing. He’s not persuaded they will help. “If people are making steps forward then you have to encourage that,” said Allen, president of the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region. “I’m saying let’s see where it takes it.” Chief Bryan Larkin of Waterloo Regional […]

Scholarship Awards from September 2016

Waterloo Region’s outstanding black students were honoured on Sunday at the 15th annual Awards of Excellence. It’s hosted by the Congress of Black Women’s Waterloo Region chapter and the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region. Please visit this link from The Record for the full article.

Ingrid’s Award

Ingrid Berkeley-Brown and Sonia Thomas were the only two black women in their class at police college. For 30 years they’ve risen through the ranks and maintained a unique friendship. Please visit this link from to see the full article.

Maedith Speaking to Record

Maedith Radlein often writes up a little something in honour of Black History Month. She wrote a multimedia play intertwining significant moments in Canada’s black history with song, dance and poetry. “The history of black people in Canada is not very known,” the retired teacher and Waterloo resident said. She hopes her play, first featured […]

Article of Lauris, Chloe and Marcia

Three black women will be honoured in Kitchener on Thursday for their lifetime of service combating racism and discrimination. But all three women — retired teachers Marcia Smellie and Chloe Callender, and retired nurse Lauris DaCosta — all said that part of them will be in Ferguson, Mo. That city is engulfed in fires, riots […]