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Call for Nominations--28th Annual BBPA Harry Jerome Awards

Deadline January 8, 2010

The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) is pleased to announce that the "Call for Nominations" for the 28th Annual BBPA Harry Jerome Awards is open. We warmly invite you or someone you know to submit nominations for outstanding African-Canadian individuals who have made a positive impact on our youth and our community.

The 2010 awards ceremony will be taking place on Saturday, April 24th, 2010 at the Toronto Congress Centre in Ontario, Canada. The BBPA Harry Jerome Awards receives about 200 entries every year from all over Canada and is recognized as Canada’s most prestigious event, celebrating outstanding achievement within the African-Canadian Community. If you or someone you know has exhibited outstanding achievements in one or more of the categories listed below, we encourage you to apply for a Harry Jerome Award. The Award categories include:

  • Academics - Age 16-24
  • Arts, Media & Entertainment - Any Age
  • Athletics - Age 16-24
  • Business - Age 24 and older
  • Community Service - Any Age
  • Health Sciences - Any Age
  • Leadership - Age 16-24
  • Professional Excellence - Age 24 and older
  • Technology & Innovation - Age 24 and older
  • Young Entrepreneur - Age 18-35

Visit our website at for the nomination form and more information.

For general inquiries, please call the BBPA office at (416) 504-4097 or send us an email to

Nominations must be received at the BBPA office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8th, 2010.