LIDERES
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TRABAJANDO PARA NUESTRA COMUNIDAD

Celebrating Hispanic Leadership

JUNE 28, 2019

 
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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...

 

For tickets call 416 627 7308 or visit

hispanicleaders.eventbrite.ca

 

EVENTOS PARA NUESTRA COMUNIDAD

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.

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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.

 

Schedule

Hispanic Leaders

Awards Shows
& Events

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.

 
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JOSÉ ORTEGA AND FAMILY - ACCEPTING HIS AWARD

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CESAR PALACIO AND ROLANDO VERA - ACCEPTING THEIR AWARDS

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EVENT MODEL AYESHA K. POSING WITH GIULIA ESTRADA FROM MIAMI BEACH GRILL

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ROLANDO VERA AND MYRNA KAHAN

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LUIS GARNICA, MYRNA KAHAN, LUIRAF GARCIA

 
 
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Location

Toronto, Canada

 

REGENT THEATRE - 551 MOUNT PLEASANT ROAD - SOUTH OF EGLINTON

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 
 
 
 
 
 
The world can be yours, with enough effort and patience
— Myrna Kahan
 
 

Photo by Nina Uhlíková

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