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Have you been Tweeting about what's going on in your community??  If not, now is a great time to start!  Follow A.B.L.E. by searching for ABLE_org on Twitter

How to get Tweeting:

The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. Use the hashtag symbol # before relevant keywords or phrases (no spaces) in your Tweet to categorize Tweets and help them show up easily in Twitter Searches.


Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets in that category.

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A mention is any Twitter update that contains "@username" anywhere in the body of the Tweet, use @username (insert username of the person you are replying to, eg. @ABLE_org) to mention A.B.L.E.


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More information on how Law Enforcement is using Social Media


Jay Hope

Jay Hope

Read the Share News Article

Retirement - JHope


Planet Africa

Planet Africa’s 2011
Marcus Garvey Memorial Award
Courtney Betty
Lawyer, Founder _ President,
Diversity Business Network


Planet Africa’s 2011
Volunteer of The Year Award    
Detective Constable Donald Yirenkyi
York Regional Police Service;
Community Development Advocate


Planet Africa’s 2011
Harmony Tribute Award
Chief Armand La Barge
York Regional Police


Planet Africa’s 2011
Harmony Tribute Award
Deputy Chief Keith Forde
Toronto Police Service


RIP Leonard Braithwaite

Born in Toronto to West Indian Parents,
Leonard Braithwaite was Ontario's first black MPP.  Notably"Braithwaite helped to revoke a section of the Ontario Separate Schools act that had allowed for racial segregation in public schools, when he asked the Legislature to "get rid of the old race law" during his maiden speech at Queen's Park on February 4, 1964."(3)

1. CTV Article
2. Biography
3. Ontario Black History Society Publication


Herb Carnegie
Honouring the Best Hockey Player Never to Play in the NHL

Herb Carnegie
November 8, 1919 to March 9th, 2012

Herb Carnegie, who many considered the best hockey player to never play in the National Hockey League (because of his skin colour, despite his pro-level hockey ability), died in Toronto on Friday March 9th, 2012 at the age of 92. 

He was the founder of the Future Aces Hockey School, developed the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation, was a successful financial advisor and amateur golf champion, received eight Hall of Fame Awards including Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, received the Harry Jerome President's Award, Order of Ontario, Order of Canada, York Region's Honorary Chief of Police and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from York University. In 2001, the North York Centennial Centre was renamed the Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre in his honour.  He was a local hero, born in Toronto to Jamaican parents.

When he was awarded the Canadian Urban Institute Award for Local Heroes   they said: "Courage, sportsmanship and community service have defined Herb Carnegie's life. His legacy will be that he has shown us how powerful we can be when we care for each another."

The Late Herb Carnegie and his daughter, Bernice Carnegie, are long-time A.B.L.E. supporters, our condolences to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

He will be remembered, honoured and missed.

Friends and interested persons may pay their respects as follows:
Thursday  R. S. Kane Funeral Home 2 - 4 p.m. _ 6 - 9 p.m.
6150 Yonge St. (South of Steeles)



TSN Article
Hockey's First Black Superstar
Lieutenant Governor offers condolences