Our “Women Lideres” Event will take place this year on June 28th, 2019 at the Regent Theatre, 551 Mount Pleasant Rd, in Toronto, starting at 7:00 pm and will feature outstanding performances, including Esmeralda Enrique, Roxana & Fabian Tango de Oro, Vanesa Stay & Dancers, and more...
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The Hispanic Leaders Events
The Canadian-Hispanic Leaders is an organization that focuses on the country's political, economic, and cultural realities of Hispanics living in Canada. It consists of on-site visits and meetings with leaders in several sectors. The program aims to increase awareness of Canadian-Hispanic Leaders among Canadians.
Every year, we aim to recognize leaders in the community that work towards celebrating our rich Hispanic culture and heritage. Our events and award shows are divided into Women, Men, and Youth/Kids (under 18), who strive for excellence everyday by promoting the arts, science, cuisine, dance, music, sports, businesses, multi-media, charities, communications and volunteerism across Canada and the world.
The team in charge of selecting the nominees each year include past recipients and influential leaders in our community, led by Myrna Kahan, a media personality and Hispanic journalist of Puerto Rican heritage, applying an open and inclusive criteria to endorse worthy recipients based upon their commitment to our culture and achievements of excellence.
Join us in celebrating “Líderes” everyday for their selfless commitment to our rich and beautiful culture and to their accomplishments.
Photo above by Miguel Bruna
Facts about Hispanics in Canada
There’s a growing interest in all things *Latin and **Hispanic, be it in trade, research, sports, culture, music, arts, fashion or cinema. - With over 70 years of immigration to Canada, the Hispanic influence is on the rise. Canadian companies are achieving higher visibility in the region via businesses that include natural resources, financial services, industrial and agricultural ventures, etc. Our universities have extensive academic partnerships with the region. The knowledge and skills of Hispanic-Canadians is essential to companies seeking business and alliances abroad. According to Statistics Canada 2008 “Profile of the Hispanic Community in Canada”, the 2006 census stated that:
There have been five major Hispanic immigration waves to Canada, the largest and most recent known as ‘Professional wave’ (since 1990)
In 2008, there were 741,760 Hispanics in Canada (28% of them in Toronto)
Hispanics are on average five years younger and more likely to be university-educated than other Canadians
From 2001 to 2006, the Hispanic population grew 29.9% vs. 5.4% for other Canadians
Hispanics are more likely to rent (47.5% vs. 31.5%) or have higher mortgage dependency (28.9% vs. 12.1%) that other Canadians
Approximately 11% of our immigrants come from Spanish speaking countries. Spanish is the third most spoken language in Canada after English and French. Note: Includes natural and adopted by non-speakers. Mandarin and Cantonese were evaluated as two distinct languages (FOCAL)
Close to half of Canada’s GDP depends on exports, of which less than 80% goes to the U.S. With over 600 million consumers, Spanish-speaking countries represent one of the fastest growing markets (DFAIT)
Immigrants account for more than 70% of all Canadian labour force growth, a proportion that will grow to 100 % in the next 10 years (RBC)
Close to 40% of all Hispanic immigrants came in the last 20 years, compared to only 33% for all immigrants to Canada
Hispanics are leading Canada’s Creative Class as demonstrated by the Census Canada study and our "10 most influential Hispanic Canadians”
Latin refers to countries in Latin America, including Brazil and the Caribbean, but not Spain. ** Hispanic refers to countries where the Spanish language is spoken, including Spain.
Women’s Hispanic Leaders - Awards Show and Event June 28, 2019
Men’s Hispanic Leaders - Awards Show and Event - TBC
Kids’ Hispanic Leaders (under 18) - Awards Show and Event - TBC
Special presentations, artist showcases, workshops and entertainment for the whole family.
JOSÉ ORTEGA AND FAMILY - ACCEPTING HIS AWARD
CESAR PALACIO AND ROLANDO VERA - ACCEPTING THEIR AWARDS
EVENT MODEL AYESHA K. POSING WITH GIULIA ESTRADA FROM MIAMI BEACH GRILL
ROLANDO VERA AND MYRNA KAHAN
LUIS GARNICA, MYRNA KAHAN, LUIRAF GARCIA
REGENT THEATRE - 551 MOUNT PLEASANT ROAD - SOUTH OF EGLINTON
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Photo by Nina Uhlíková