The Who’s Who team is based in Toronto, with contributors around the world who work with us to fulfill the vision, profiles, other initiatives, and the website. This project would not be possible without the work from our dedicated volunteers.
With her roots planted in Tobago, Christen has always had a passion for community involvement as she grew up in Toronto. As a graduate from the University of Windsor with a BA in Psychology and a BSc minor in Chemistry, she went on to obtain a certificate in Solution-Focused Therapy at TAPE Educational Services through University of Toronto. She remains involved in youth activities either through fund-raising or mentoring with the hopes of someday leaving her mark on the community.
Felicia Daisy, is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto, where she studied History and Political Science. Since graduating, with honors, she has continued her studies on the Canadian Diaspora by volunteering with both Whos Who in Black Canada.com and The Institute for Canadian Citizenship. With the work she has done with these two organizations alone, she has shown her deep passion and commitment to the development of people, communities, and non-for-profit organizations.
Born in Jamaica, Yanique has been very active within Toronto’s Jamaican Diaspora and the Toronto Community at large serving on committees and executive boards for various organizations. She has experience working within the settlement sector and policy previously working at the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. She obtained a B.A. Hons. in Political Science from Queen’s University and has recently completed a bilingual Master in Public and International Affairs at York University’s Glendon College. Yanique enjoys being active with community initiatives as it provides an outlet for her to give back to the community and various organizations that have supported to date.
Born in Canada, with Jamaican and Barbadian (Bajan) heritage. Chris Matthews has a career in the financial industry for over 14 years working for and providing consultancy services to financial institutions & Investment management firms. Chris is passionate about diversity and giving back to the community through volunteering and fundraising. Chris currently sits on the Executive Board and serves as Director of Public Outreach & Fundraising for ProudPolitics. He is a board member for the Ontario Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and serves as their Director of Programs. Previously he sat on the grant allocation committee for Community One and was very active in both CIBC and Scotiabank Pride committees sitting on their national committee team. He obtained a B.A Hons. in Economics from York University.
Ricardo is the Co-Founder & Chief Artistic Officer of Wedge15 Inc. and Executive Director of the Who’s Who in Black Canada. With a background in fine arts and with over a decade of corporate sales and project management experience, Ricardo is an original Business Artist, a passionate and creative professional. He has a unique way of combining the best of art and business to produce remarkable results for his clients.
Prior to starting Wedge15 Inc. his Ricardo McRae Agency led over 175 successful projects for its clients across virtually all sectors: not-for-profit, entertainment, financial services, legal services, B2B, clean technology, consumer services, creative services, health and beauty, as well as media and publishing. His designs have been featured in Canadian Business Magazine, the Photoshop conference in Boston and twice by software developers as cutting edge web design.
Connected to his cultural roots, Ricardo loves his community. While at University of Windsor, he founded Black Homecoming, a three-day event that drew over 5000 Black students to Windsor from across North America and Europe. During his years as an IT professional, Ricardo co-founded BitPro, the first Black IT Professionals association in Canada. In 2005, Ricardo founded Blue Devil Mas.com, to bring the roots of Trinidad’s Carnival to Toronto’s Caribana festival (Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival).
Prior to his dynamic career, Ricardo studied Fine Arts and Business at the University of Windsor, and The Ontario College of Art and Design. He also earned both his Project Management and Professional Sales designations during his years as an Account Executive on Bay Street. Written up in The Huffington Post, he was referred to as a “New Radical”, someone who does good, at work.
Despite years of service to his community, Ricardo was still frustrated by the inaccurate portrayal of Black Canadians. So he co-founded Who’s Who in Black Canada.com, and today it’s the only national platform profiling Black excellence in Canada.