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The Liberty Grand, Governor's and Artifacts Rooms

25 British Colombia Rd

Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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This is an event to honour Somali-Canadian post-secondary graduates by hosting a commencement ceremony and dinner gala celebration. The purpose of this is to acknowledge the accomplishments of Somali youth, who are underrepresented in academia, and in the professional setting and also face high dropout and poverty rates.

Background: Somali people hail from the Horn of Africa and are a big part of the Muslim and Black Canadian communities in here in Canada. There are more than 50,000 Somali-Canadians in the Greater Toronto Area, effectively making Somali-Canadians the largest ethnic minority in the GTA. Despite this, the drop out rates for Somali-Canadian youths is exteremely high. We hope to address this issue by using upstream, celebratory and and community strengthening as a main approach to this issue.

This event aims to empower Somali youth in furthering their education, and overcome systemic barriers that hinder success in high-school and postsecondary. By highlighting successful Somali youth, we hope to showcase Somali-Canadian role-models and encourage Somali-Canadian youth to stay inspired and reach for the stars.

It is a dinner gala and award ceremony to honor our graduates and celebrate with the Somali-Canadian, academic and GTA communites.

It is FREE for all graduates that sign up using our specialized graduation sign up form. This event is It is open to the public.

*** If you are interested in donating to help make this event possible, please feel free to contact us at youngsomalivisionaries@gmail.com, use our GoFundMe link or at @torontoYSV on Twitter/Instagram or Facebook. Proceeds from this event will be going to create a bursary to support Somali-Canadian grads***

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