Changing the world, one life at a time
Committee Members
Pauline Christian
Pauline Christian is graduate of Mico University (formerly Mico Teachers College, JA) in the disciplines of Social Science and Physical Education. Upon her arrival in Canada she immediately pursued her degree in Business Administration at York University, minoring in Political Science and Psychology. Later on she pursued and successfully completed her Masters in Project Management at York University Schulich School of Business.

Pauline is the Immediate Past President of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA). For over 20 years, she worked at Bell Canada in various capacities, mostly leadership. She is passionate about using leadership to mobilize, harmonize and develop the Black community to realize socio-economic improvement and advancement. After Bell, she transferred her corporate knowledge to her own business and charities. Pauline is the Founder/CEO/President of the Best Lifestyle Residence Inc., retirement facilities in the county of Simcoe, Ontario. She spends a significant amount of time giving back to the community through her various charities.

Pauline is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, community volunteer and advocate. In 2001 Christian was honoured with the Government of Canada Outstanding Volunteer award. She has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 20 Women for 2010, by Women's Post Canada. Recognized as one of Canada's Amazing Women in the same year by Women Alive and Maranatha News. She was included in the delegation of ten that accompanied Prime Minister Harper on his first historic visit to Jamaica. She is an honoured member of the Worldwide Who's Who Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs; acknowledged by the Heritage Registry of Who's Who for Executives and Professionals as well as is a member of and recognized by International Women Leadership Association for her outstanding contribution to Leadership, Family, Career and Community. In 2015 she was recognized for her contribution to Social Development by the United Nations Women Committee Canada as well as outstanding contribution made to Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama USA. In 2012 she was conferred with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contribution to Ontario and Canada; the Planet Africa Community Development Award and the International Women Achievers Role Model Award. She was one of the five faces on the 2011 Black History Month poster that was presented to Parliament on February 1st, 2011. She is co-author and editor-in-chief of the BBPA Book of Excellence 1983 -2012 - celebrating 30 years of excellence in the Afro-Canadian community. She was quoted in "A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider," Ellen Vaughn, New York Times Bestselling author. Pauline's awards stretch across various lines of disciplines within the community, i.e. 2012 Planet Africa Community Development Award; 2012 House of Levi's Professional Legacy Award, 2010 Bob Marley Day Award for outstanding contribution to the City of Toronto as a leader and visionary; 2010 Sickle Cell Miracle Network Award for Leadership; 2009 African Canadian Achievement Award for Business and Community Work; 2009 Endless Possibilities and Hope Development Women Achievement Award in Business; 2008 Black History Month Celebration Police and Community Award of Excellence for being a positive role model, enriching the lives of those in need; 2006 Gold and Dream "Each One Reach One" award; and one of Bell Canada's 5 heroes in 2004, to name a few. Pauline was covered in Jamaica 50th Anniversary book, " When Ackee Meets Codfish' commemorating the contribution of 250 impactful Jamaicans in Canada. For the period 2015 -2016, she was recognized by the Heritage Registry of Who's Who as one of Canadian Top 100 Leaders in the Field of Residential Health Care Services. Also in 2016 she was recognized by The International Women's Leadership Association for Excellence in Healthcare.

She has been an active participant on the City of Toronto's Black Business Advisory and was instrumental in the launch of the first official Black Business Survey in 2015. Pauline was appointed to the Junior League of Toronto's Community Advisory Panel ("Women building better communities"). She was selected to sit on the Diversity Forum of the Toronto Region Board of Trade where she addressed issues and met with other leaders in the wider diverse community i.e the Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Council, the Canada-Pakistan Business Council, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Assoc. of Canadian Chinese Entrepreneurs to name a few. She was appointed to sit on The James R. Johnston Chair National Advisory Committee at the Dalhousie University in Halifax. She was a member of the Earth Day Canada Tapestry Advisory Council. She sat on the Canadian Tamil Young Professional Advisory Board. She is the president of the Educational Foundation for Children's Care Canada. She is the vice president of Christian Youth Sports Academy and sits on the Apple Creek church board as Director of Home and School Department. She sits on the Board of the Toronto Adventist District School Board and the Ontario Conference Board of Directors. She also sits and presides over other community boards nationally and internationally. She has sacrificed tireless hours to address critical issues of our youth, especially in the area of higher education and spends time advocating for funding. She has also spent many hours in the mission fields like Nairobi Africa, New Orleans, and Jamaica giving back to those in need. Pauline is often looked upon as a go-to person for leadership and mentorship.

Pauline is known for her "Call to Action Vision." During her first year of leadership at the BBPA, she initiated the first National Black Business and Professional Convention (NBBPC) themed "Stimulating Dialogue; Breaking Barriers; Creating Opportunities," amongst other new initiatives. She has recently led her team, with financial support from the Municipal and Provincial governments to open the Black Business and Professional Association Administrative offices and Centre of Excellence with its Business Incubator; designed by us for us. Her leadership at the BBPA has taken the organization to a new level, which is felt throughout the community.

Pauline is a motivational speaker and presents workshops on over 15 topics that mainly focus on the mastery of life skills. She is always delighted and willing to share, when called upon to speak at different types of events. Pauline has provided significant support to young people within Canada and outside of the country pursuing their studies. Many youth, especially young women look to Pauline for continuous direction and she is often viewed as a role model to many.

Pauline Christian continues to pave the path for others to follow in making an impact in the community, globally.

Ivy Cameron-Henry, BSc.N
Vice President
Ivy currently works as a registered staff nurse in the Surgical Oncology Unit of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and is also a seasonal teacher at Humber College School of Nursing (University of New Brunswick) since 2005.

As a Vice President of EFCCC, Ivy's training as a school teacher and nurse will bring much credence to the children and youth she will mentor. Her acceptance of this challenging position is evidenced by her continued love and compassion to serve humanity.

Ivy is also a Committee member of the Black Business and Professional Association ("BBPA").

Education & Professional Development

  • Registered Nurse: BSc.N, The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Diabetes Educator Certification: Michener Institute, Toronto, On. 2010
  • B. BSC.N: Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, ON. 2004
  • RN DIPLOMA, Georgian College, Newmarket, ON. 2001
  • RN Assistant Certification: George Brown College, Toronto, ON, 1992
  • Mico Teachers College, Diploma, Kingston, Jamaica 1983
  • Patient Care Award, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 1997, for outstanding performance.

Errol Dennis
Board Member
Errol is a Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate of the University of the West Indies. He distinguished himself while at the university as the lead author of several international Software Engineering Publications. Errol has worked for two information technology firms since migrating to Canada with his family prior to his current employment to the Government of Ontario. He is also the founder and CEO of the information technology startup in Canada, 7-Sol Inc - destined for greatness.

Prior to leaving his native homeland of Jamaica, Errol's served in the public sector for several years before launching his own information technology company there. He successfully operated his company for two decades providing pioneering technological solutions to local and international bodies such as the World Bank and was the recipient of special recognition and awards. Errol also served professionally in several capacities such as:

  • Consultant to the World Bank (Data Systems)
  • Consultant to the Bureau of Standard (Engineering Metrology)
  • Technical Secretary for a few National Standard and Safety Committees
  • University Lecturer
Errol is also an active community participant, who lead out in several community based institutions:
  • Former chairman of the sister organisation to EFCCC - Education Foundation for Children's Care, Jamaica.
  • Former President of the local chapter of Adventist Lay-Persons Services and Industries.
  • Local head of his Community Church for several years.
He is happily married to Marva since 1990 and their union has produced three adult children.

Pauline Kennedy