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The National Council of Jamaicans and Supportive Organizations in Canada, Inc.
Yvette BlackburnVP - Southern OntarioWindsor West Indian Association2410 Central AvenueWindsor ON N8W 4J3yvette_blackburn@yahoo.com
Jamaicans Seek Office in Tomorrow's Provincial Elections in Ontario - Jamaica Information Service
They are Alvin Curling, Mary Anne Chambers, Monica Purdy who will run for the Ontario Liberal Party (OLP), while Yvette Blackburn is a candidate for the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP).Ms Yvette BlackburnBorn in St. Andrew, Yvette Blackburn migrated to Canada in 1973 at the tender age of four and has spent more than 30 of her 35 years in Windsor, which is just across the border from the United States city of Detroit.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Windsor, Ms. Blackburn worked for the school board, counselling young people at risk.A member of the Board of the North American Black Historical Museum, she is also active with the Art Gallery of Windsor, a member of the Windsor West Indian Association and prior to becoming the Ontario New Democratic Party's candidate for Windsor West, she was Executive Secretary of the National Council of Jamaicans and Supportive Organizations in Canada.Always very busy, Ms. Blackburn has served on the University of Windsor's Strategic Planning Task Force, co-ordinated the Change Your Future Job Shadowing Programme and was an organizer of the Detroit-Windsor International Youth Summit.
Yvette Blackburn (Windsor West)
Blackburn attended the University of Windsor, and was a member of the university's Black Students Alliance (Windsor Star, 6 April 1992). She received a silver medal in the women's 60-metre hurdles in 1989, awarded by the Ontario Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Association (Windsor Star, 6 March 1989). She became unemployed youth counsellor after graduating, and was known as a community activist. In 2003, she was the executive secretary of the National Council of Jamaicans and Supportive Organizations (Windsor Star, 9 October 2003). Blackburn won the NDP nomination in 2003 over Helen O'Keefe by twenty-one votes.
Yvette Blackburn -- Secretary Yvette Blackburn
Yvette BlackburnWINDSOR-ST.CLAIRYvette BlackburnFrom her work with young people in the Greater Essex County District School Board, to that of a community activist, Yvette Blackburn has earned a reputation as someone who cares and gets things done.After graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Windsor, Yvette worked for the local school board counseling young people at risk. She is Executive Secretary of the National Council of Jamaicans and Supportive Organizations, on the Board of the North American Black Historical Museum (Amherstburg), and active with the Art Gallery of Windsor.She has coached Volleyball and Track and Field, and served on the University of Windsor's President's Strategic Planning Task Force. She co-ordinated the Change Your Future Job Shadowing Program, and was an organizer of the Detroit-Windsor International Youth Summit.Yvette Blackburn and the New Democrats have been clear and consistent in supporting publicpower - keeping vital services like education, health care, hydro and the protection of our air and water in public hands. Yvette Blackburn