International Limited at CN station

© Canada Science and Technology Museum


The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this online presentation for the Virtual Museum of Canada.


In addition to the development of "...and Still I Rise", ACWPC has been working with Black and Aboriginal youth to strengthen their awareness of workplace rights, and to empower them to combat discrimination. None of this would have been possible without the generous support from the following individuals and organizations.

Project Director:

Renée Wetselaar,
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

Adrienne Shadd

Project and Youth Coordinator:
Michelle Myrie

Web Design:
Kaimera Media Inc.

O'Neil Mclean
Project Management

Daryl Holliday
Media Development

Derek Holliday

Marlon Mclean

Kurt Henry
Financial Consultant



Richard Douglass-Chin

Noreen Glasgow

Michelle Myrie

Adrienne Shadd

Ian R. Walker


Online Tour Guide:

Marishana Mabusela


Audio Production:

DJ Verse One


Additional Graphic Design:

Blaine White


Translation Service:

Girard Translation Service

Monique Kaji

Jean Michel Montsion

Patrick McNamer

Mona Nahmias

Lyndra Griffith


Costume Rental:

Malabar Ltd., Toronto


Design and Fabrication of Travelling Exhibit:

Vilnis Design Works Design and Fabrication

Assistant for Travelling Exhibit:

Roger Ferreira


Artwork for Travelling Exhibit:

Roger Ferreira

Video Production and Graffiti Art for Travelling Exhibit:

Leon Robinson


Additional Carpentry for Travelling Exhibit:

O.K. (Kenroy) Jones


Educational program for Travelling Exhibit developed by:

Natasha Henry

Adrienne Shadd

Melissa Zielke


Education Coordinator:

Ericka Extavour


Education Kit Design for Travelling Exhibit:

Kaimera Media Inc.


Education Brochure for Travelling Exhibit:

Jeremy Shand

Coordinator, Travelling Exhibit:

Brian Kelly


Printing, Travelling Exhibit:

Peter Roedding N.C. Pestill Inc. TPH, Toronto


Documents and Images:

Colonel The Honourable Lincoln Alexander, Hamilton

Delva Bethune, Kingston

Norman F. Bourke Memorial Library, Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY

Jim Braithwaite, Toronto

Paul Braithwaite, Toronto

Cheryl Burnett, London

Shannon Prince,
Buxton National Historic Site and Museum, North Buxton

Antony Pacey,
Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa

Ron Jackson,
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, Toronto

Tom Bullock,
Canadian Auto Workers Local 512, Toronto

Maxine Carter, Hamilton

Gwen Robinson, Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society, Chatham

Jojo Chintoh,

Michelle Cho,

Vera Cudjoe,

Alvin and Arlene Duncan, Toronto

Robert Fox,
CUPE, Communications Branch, Ottawa

City of Toronto Archives

Myron Sutton Collection, Concordia University Archives, Montréal

Neguss Demoz-Goshu, Toronto

Ericka Extavour, Toronto

Roger, Cathy, Kyle, Kareem and Christian Ferreira, Hamilton

Patricia Gower, Toronto Star

Joan Hyslop and Karin Foster,
The Grey Roots Archival Collection, Owen Sound

Stanley G. Grizzle, Toronto

Special Collections, Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton

Carmen Henry,

Craig Campbell,
Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto

Charmaine Hooper and family, Ottawa

Suzanne Hooper and family, Montréal

Ada Jackson,

Ferguson Jenkins, Guthrie, Oklahoma

Melba Jewell, Guelph

Allen and Bryan Walls,
John Freeman Walls Historic Site, Puce

Bernice Johnson, Toronto Bonita Johnson deMatteis, R.R. #2 Kemble, Ontario

Sylvia Kajiura, Hamilton

Artis Lane,
Los Angeles, California

Daniel G. Hill Collection, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa

Jennifer MacLeod, Marsh Collection Society, Amherstburg

Cleata Morris, North Buxton

Howard McCurdy, Windsor

Eugene Miller, Toronto

Jim Miller, Toronto

Moorland-Springarn Research Centre, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Multicultural History Society of Ontario

Evelyn Myrie, Hamilton

Elise Harding-Davis, North American Black Historical Museum, Amherstburg

Emmanuel Noudoukou, Toronto

McCurdy Collection, Ontario Archives, Toronto

National Film Board of Canada, Ottawa

Ontario Black History Society, Toronto

Janet Sauvé, Ontario

Public Service Employees Union, Toronto

Vincenzo Pietropaolo, Toronto

Sergeant-at-Arms Office, Building of the Legislature, Queen's Park, Toronto

Elisa Rice,
Dongan Hills, New York

Arden Phair,
St. Catharines Museum

Arnold Auguste, Share
Newspaper, Toronto

Helen Tewolde,

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 27, Toronto

Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph

Gary Warner,

Photograph Collection,
Windsor Star

Toronto Telegram Collection,
Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections, York University, Toronto



Stasha B.,

Kehinde Bah,
Laidlaw Foundation,
For Youth Initiatives, Toronto

Mr. Bones,

Jim Braithwaite, Toronto

Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Brampton

Stanley Grizzle, Toronto

The late Ray Lewis, Hamilton

Alanna Lowe, For Youth Initiatives, Toronto

Boonaa Mohammed, Toronto

Wilma Morrison,
Norval Johnson Heritage Library, Niagara Falls

Belinda O.,

Pauline O'Kieffe, Reclaiming Our Own Teachings in Solidarity, Toronto

Eleanor Rodney, Hamilton

June Veecock,
Ontario Federation of Labour, Toronto

Jackie Washington, Caistor Centre

Micheal Webb,

Andrea Zammit,
For Youth Initiatives, Toronto


Comedy Sketch:

Shelton Brooks in
"The New Professor,"
© 1923, OKey Records, New York, NY



"O Holy Lord,"
composed by R. Nathaniel Dett and performed by the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, Artistic Director on Listen to the Lambs: the music of R. Nathaniel Dett, © 2002 Marquis Classics, Toronto, Canada


Background music for "Lifting As We Climb" Video
by Omar Walters and La Phamilia, Toronto, Canada

"That Sacred Spot," composed by Hattie Rhue Hatchett, Midi sequence from The Great Canadian Songbook

composed and performed by Lou Hooper on © 1973, Radio Canada International 380, Montréal, Canada

"Ration Blues," performed by Jackie Washington

"My Piece,"
written and performed by Afua Cooper; musicians Lazo, Lambfal and Alex (Sty) LaRoque sur Worlds of Fire © 2002, Toronto, Canada



Itah Sadu,
from her children's book A Touch of the Zebras, Toronto: Women's Press, 2003


Additional Assistance:

Karen King,

Roger McTair,

Ginette Peters,
Labour Studies Program, McMaster University, Hamilton

Nokomis O'Brien, Interparliamentary and Public Relations,
Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Fitzroy Greene,
Odyssey Communications, Toronto

Ron Albertson,
Hamilton Spectator

Wilma P. Holas,
Pan-African Publications, Ottawa

Lisa Harmatuk,
Torstar Syndication Services, Toronto


Exhibit Steering Committee Members:

Lennox Borel

Maxine Carter

Richard Douglass-Chin

Ericka Extavour

Donna Forde

Janice Gairey

Noreen Glasgow

Carmen Henry

Reverend George Horton

Wilma Morrison

Evelyn Myrie

Neville Nunes

Fleurette Osborne

Eleanor Rodney

Deborah Simon

Shay Thompson

Winston Tinglin

Dr. Gary Warner

Patricia Wright


Financial support generously provided by:

African Caribbean Cultural Potpourri

Canadian Auto Workers

Canadian Heritage

Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Canadian Union of Public Employees

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists - Ontario Chapter

Communications, Energy & Paperworkers Union of Canada

Eman Fine Art Gallery

Ontario Arts Council

Ontario Federation of Labour

The Ontario Trillium Foundation

Public Service Alliance of Canada

United Way of Burlington-Hamilton

Virtual Museum of Canada

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre



"Lifting As We Climb: Youth Empowering Youth in the Workforce" thanks the following:


Project Staff:

Michelle Myrie
Project Coordinator

Helen Tewolde
Communications & Logistics Coordinator


"Lifting As We Climb" Advisory Committee:

Michelle Cho

Amal Elmagadam

Ericka Extavour

Zahra Grant

Stephanie Laryea

Shelley-Ann Riley

Stephanie Styres


Poster Design and Logo:

Nomadic Alternatives, British Columbia


Project Partners & Supporters:

Afro-Canadian Caribbean Association of Hamilton and District Inc.


Black Youth United

Centre for Social Justice

Laferne Clarke

Family Services Hamilton

Grand River Employment and Training

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

African Students Association

Pine Tree Native Centre

OPIRG McMaster

Prisoners Justice Action Committee

Six Nations Grand River Employment & Training

Strengthening Hamilton's Community Initiative

Darren Thomas,
The New Orators Youth Group



Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Hamilton Community Foundation

Heritage Canada

Status of Women Canada

Publisher: Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, Canadian Heritage Information Network

Creator: RCIP-CHIN

Date created: 2010-08-03 02:00:33

Date modified: 2011-06-22 02:58:02


Contributor(s): Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

Age Range:  

Grade 6: 10,11 years

Grade 7 (secondaire 1): 11,12 years

Grade 8 (secondaire 2): 12,13 years

Grade 9 (secondaire 3): 13,14 years

Grade 10 (secondaire 4): 14,15 years

Grade 11 (secondaire 5): 15,16 years

Grade 12 (CEGEP): 16,17 years


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    • The Growth of the Global Perspective
    • Canadian History

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