Celebrating Recognition (Yvette Blackburn)

Aug 12, 2022

It is with an immense amount of pride that TNT shares a recent recognition of distinction by Ms. Yvette Blackburn, one of our primary consultants supporting our clients to combat systemic racism.

The Consulate General of Jamaica on behalf of the Jamaica 60th Independence Anniversary Committee has recognized Ms. Blackburn as an influential and impactful leader within the discipline of education. Her outstanding work, and impact as a person of Jamaican Heritage in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area have been honoured.  Yvette and her efforts have been identified by the Consul General of Jamaica as a “Toronto Game Changer” for her demonstrated leadership. Yvette is a formidable human rights activist and social justice champion and a long-standing member of the Diaspora Board and Global Jamaica Diaspora Council.

As an educator, advocate, public speaker, and much sought-after diversity consultant in education and government settings she consistently demonstrates excellence. Yvette teaches at the elementary and college levels and has an extensive background in counseling, equity/diversity, policy and program training, fiscal responsibility, and fiduciary responsibilities. Yvette is a long-standing community advocate and leader, sitting on various Boards of Directors, task forces, and committees. She has been a counselor for at-risk and underserved students and an employment counselor assisting racialized and new Canadian women having difficulty attaining and retaining employment.

Yvette is a trained facilitator and considered a subject matter expert on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with specific emphasis on Anti-Black Racism, anti-racism, and oppression. Her expansive working knowledge of Human Rights, race relations, gender bias and neutrality, LGBTQ2S+,  feminism, and inter-sectionality facilitates fulsome dialogue, analysis, and comprehension. Yvette continues to support the growth of our clients through work done collaboratively at TNT.

This year 2022, Jamaica is celebrating its 60 years as an independent nation. A range of events are taking place throughout Ontario to celebrate the spirit of Jamaican people and to reflect on the proud accomplishments and the journey travelled as a young nation. More information can be found about the celebration of Jamaica’s 60th anniversary and the special events held to commemorate this incredible achievement on the website Ja60 Toronto Celebration (jamaica60to.com). We encourage you to continue to think about being an “Ally Advancing Equity” as you join TNT in congratulating Yvette on her amazing achievement as we continue to “Doing Diversity Different.

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