'I am the change': Chair of Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association a determined force for change
STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Asked to reflect on someone who made a positive impact in Newmarket in 2021, reporter Lisa Queen chose Jerisha Grant-Hall for her determination to make the town a more inclusive community.
'No one on the fringes': Newmarket to welcome region's first Black-led community centre
“And it’s not just belongingness for Blacks, it’s belongingness for all because we’re all a part of the same community. What we want to see is we have no one on the fringes, that no one is feeling that they belong on the fringes or that they have to remain on the fringes.” -Volunteer coordinator, Keisha Wright
“Our wish for 2021 is that all the members of our community (and beyond) will experience health equity, safety and security. We hope that there will be space to listen, learn and dismantle anti-Black racism so that our families and communities can thrive.”
Snapd Newmarket, Aurora and Georgina, June 2020
NACCA Celebrates Community Leadership
Jerisha Grant-Hall presents Vernon Hendrickson with Lifetime Membership Award on behalf of NACCA
Jerisha Grant-Hall presents Vernon Hendrickson with Community Leadership Award on behalf of NACCA
"For building community and advancing the life of others through culture and education"
Black History Month 2020
A Special Visit - The Honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Media Release: The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario visits local art exhibit in honour of Black History Month
Celebrating Black Excellence - Featuring Jerisha Grant-Hall
Newmarket United We Stand
Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association (NACCA) joined with local community leaders, residents, entrepreneurs and musicians to create an inspiring video during the COVID-19 pandemic. The video features member (rapper) Patrick Smith and, chairperson, Jerisha Grant-Hall.