Notable facts: Date of birth: Nov. 5, 1995; Canadian soccer player; member of the Canadian Olympic team, summer 2016; named Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy 2016, joining national team captain Christine Sinclair as the only Canadian women to win the award for top NCAA soccer player.
Notable facts: Date of birth: Feb. 25, 1879; date of death: Nov. 6, 1940; was instrumental in the creation of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, which opened on Jun. 6, 1921. The home offered care and education for Black children in need of welfare care.
Known for: Emancipation of enslaved Blacks in America
Notable facts: On Nov. 7, 1775, Lord Dunmore's Proclamation led to the largest mass emancipation of enslaved Blacks in America, who were promised freedom in exchange for service in the British army during the American Revolution. These free Blacks became known as Black Loyalists, over 3000 of them settling mainly in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Notable facts: Date of birth: 1940; date of death: Oct. 31, 2002; on Nov. 9, 2002, a community memorial service was held for Marlene at the Ralph Thornton Community Centre; field staff officer for Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO) for the Eastern Caribbean; coordinator of the Black Education Project (founded in 1969).
Notable facts: Date of birth: Nov. 10, 1994; made history at the Rio Olympics when he became the first Canadian athlete to win Olympic medals in all three sprint events - bronze medal in the 100m, silver medal in the 200m and bronze medal in the 4x100m relay.
Notable facts: On Nov. 12, 1985, the first Black woman elected as city councillor in Toronto; chair of the Toronto Board of Education's Black Liaison Committee; appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2016.
Known for: Music professor; artistic director of the Toronto Mass Choir
Notable facts: Date of birth: Nov. 14, 1961; in 2016 she was a "100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women" honoree; named the inaugural Helen Carswell Chair in Community Engaged Research in the Arts on Aug. 24, 2017.
Notable facts: Date of birth: Apr. 29, 1944; date of death: Nov. 19, 2005; Chief of Ophthalmology at Cornwall Community Hospital (1977-2005); co-founder of Canadian Surgical Eye Expeditions (CANSEE), a charitable organization devoted to preventing and correcting avoidable cases of blindness in the developing world; performed more than 1,000 charitable eye operations in more than 60 different countries during more than 100 separate surgical missions; recipient of the Order of Jamaica in 2005; named to Maclean’s Honour Roll in 2004; Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2003.
Known for: Executive director of the Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
Notable facts: Date of birth: Nov. 20, 1943; date of death: Feb. 15, 2017; recipient of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Recognition Award for longstanding service to the settlement and integration community in 2013.
Known for: Chair of the Human Rights Commission; founder
Notable facts: Date of birth: Nov. 23, 1923; date of death: Jun. 26, 2003; in 1962, he became the first Director and later the Chair of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. He was one of the original founders of the Ontario Black History Society.
Notable facts: On Nov. 30, 2015, she was honoured at the age of 91, on the 15th anniversary of the organization she founded (in 2000), the Jamaican Canadian Community Women’s League of Montreal. The organization provided a platform for the empowerment of women and provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to college and vocational students. She was an active member of the Negro Citizenship Association and the Jamaica Association of Montreal. Fleming came to Canada in 1957 under the Domestic Scheme to work as a nanny. She studied culinary arts and worked as a caterer. She also trained as a nurse’s aide and worked with seniors in care.