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Gemma Raeburn-Baynes

Senior Auditor

Bank of Montreal

HQ Phone:  (416) 867-6785

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Bank of Montreal

100 King Street West 1 First Canadian Place, 19Th Floor

Toronto, Ontario,M5X 1A1

Canada

Company Description

Established in 1817, and currently marking its 200th year of operations, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $692 billion as of January 31, 2017, and more than 45,000 employees, B... more

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Playmas Montreal Cultural Association


President

Taste


Affiliations

James Robinson Johnston Chair

Founding Board Member


Seniors Action Quebec

Member


Dalhousie University

Founding Board Member


School of Community and Public Affairs

Board of Advisors Member


Play Mas Cultural Association

Founder


Montreal Ebony Models

Founder


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sharenews.com

Gemma Raeburn-Baynes
Gemma Raeburn-Baynes As a nine-year-old in Grenada, Gemma Raeburn-Baynes would often use her spare time to round up the neighbourhood kids who were out of school and teach them some of the lessons she learned in the classroom. As if that wasn't enough, she put on concerts and dressed the village girls in colourful outfits her mother designed. "They would parade in the dresses," said Raeburn-Baynes. Last Saturday night, Raeburn-Baynes was recognized for her social entrepreneurship and community advocacy with a Heritage Award at the annual Planet Africa Awards ceremony. "I have done a lot of community work over the years and continue to do so," she said. "I don't do it for the recognition, but when that comes along, I am inspired to push on and do more." Five weeks ago, Raeburn-Baynes retired after nearly four decades with the Bank of Montreal, where she was a senior auditor. In July 2008, the Human Rights Commission ordered the Montreal Police to pay the Dollard-des-Ormeaux resident, who suffers from congestive heart failure, $20,000 for racial discrimination. The commission ruled that police officers made racist remarks in a 2004 incident in which they drew guns on Raeburn-Baynes and two Grenadian-born friends helping to clear out her garage. A neighbour called 911 after spotting the trio, believing a robbery was in progress. Police arrived with guns drawn and when Raeburn-Baynes protested, an officer replied that "bullets don't see colour". Another officer told one of the men that if he didn't like it here, he should go back to his own country.


www.atasteofthecaribbean.ca [cached]

GEMMA RAEBURN-BAYNES
President GEMMA RAEBURN-BAYNES Gemma Raeburn-Baynes is a Senior Auditor with the Bank of Montreal (BMO), where she has worked since 1973. She has also been active in business, community development and charitable initiatives. At BMO she has held a number of managerial positions and made significant contributions to the Bank's development in the areas of equity and diversity and initiated several programs promoting education and employment skills for Black and visible minority youth, people with disabilities and aboriginal youth. Gemma is an avid fundraiser for numerous charitable organizations. With over 40 years of work and volunteer experience in the community she has set up several non-profit organizations and projects aimed at bringing to light the rich culture of the Caribbean. Gemma is President and Founder of Playmas Montreal Cultural Association and A Taste of the Caribbean Festival, the largest Caribbean Food Festival in Quebec. Some of her many initiatives include: Triumph Through Adversity, a culinary scholarship program for disenfranchised and unemployed youth, The Montreal Ebony Models, the first Black Modeling agency in Quebec, the Miss Black Quebec Pageant, and Montreal's Caribbean Carnival. She was a founding Board Member of Dalhousie University's James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies. Gemma also sits on several boards, including the Black Community Editorial Board of the CBC. Among her many awards, she was made a "Woman of Distinction" by the YWCA in 1997 for community service and awarded the Montreal Business and Professional Women's Club "Woman of Achievement" award in 1998. For promoting her beloved community and human dignity, Gemma received the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award in 2008 and the Jackie Robinson Montreal Association of Black Business Persons Award. Most recently she received the Community Service Arts and Culture Award from the Consul General of Grenada to Canada and was featured in the 2011 Black History Month Calendar, celebrating 20 years. Gemma is featured in the first and second edition of "Who's Who in Black Canada". Most recently she received the Community Service Arts and Culture Award from the Consul General of Grenada to Canada, The Award of Honor from the Grenada 27th Anniversary Independence Committee and the Honorary Consul for Grenada in Montreal saluting her dedicated and inspiring service to the Grenadian and Montreal Community. Gemma was featured in the 2011 Black History Month Calendar, celebrating 20 years. Gemma is featured in the first and second edition of "Who's Who in Black Canada". In October 2011 she received the distinguished Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Award for Distinguished Community Service given to her by the QCGN (Quebec Community Group Network) for which she was recognized at the House of Commons by the Sub-Committee on Official Languages. Most recently, on November 11, 2012, Raeburn-Baynes received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. She was recognized as a strong advocate for the promotion of culture through the performing arts and anti-racist education. She was cited for her tireless work for the advancement and contribution of Caribbean and Black culture to a multicultural Canada. Gemma was also recognized for initiating several multicultural programs at Bank of Montreal to help visible-minority youth, which earned Bank of Montreal plaudits from the Conference Board of Canada.


planetafricagroup.com [cached]

HERITAGE AWARD | Gemma Raeburn-Baynes
Social Entrepreneur & Community Advocate Gemma Raeburn-Baynes is a Senior Auditor with Bank of Montreal, where she has worked since 1973. An avid fundraiser, she is the Founder and President of Playmas Montreal Cultural Association and A Taste Of The Caribbean Festival. She created the first black modeling agency in Quebec, The Montreal Ebony Models, which has raised over $1.5 million. She produced the first Montreal Caribbean Fashion Week in the Spring 2015. She was the Founding Director and Executive Secretary of Montreal's Caribbean Carnival in 1972. A true pioneer, Gemma was also the Founding Board Member of the James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University and she created the Miss Black Quebec Pageant. She received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award. In 2014, to mark International Women's Day, she was celebrated with a gala for her fifty years of community service.


moishistoiredesnoirs.com [cached]

Gemma Raeburn-Baynes
Gemma Raeburn-Baynes is a Senior Auditor with the Bank of Montreal (BMO), where she has worked since 1973. She has been active in business, community development, and charitable initiatives. At BMO, she has held a number of managerial positions, made significant contributions in the areas of equity and diversity, and initiated several programs promoting education and employment skills for Black and visible minority youth. An avid fundraiser for numerous charitable organizations, she has set-up several non-profit organizations and projects aimed at bringing to light the rich culture of the Caribbean. Some of her many initiatives include: A Taste of the Caribbean, Triumph Through Adversity, Montreal Ebony Models, the Miss Black Quebec Pageant, Montreal's Caribbean Carnival, and Dalhousie University's James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies. She also sits on several boards, including the Black Community Editorial Board of the CBC. Gemma Raeburn-Baynes


www.whoswhoinblackcanada.com

Gemma Raeburn-Baynes
TweetCommunity Organizer / Senior Auditor, BMO Financial Group, Montreal, QC. Born: Grenada. Gemma Raeburn-Baynes is a Senior Auditor with BMO Financial Group, where she has worked since 1973. In addition to her banking career, she has also been active in business, community development and charitable initiatives. During the course of her banking career, Gemma has [...]


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