3 Days / 40+ Expert and Inspiring Speakers

October 19-22

Roxann Whittingham

advocate, community connector, changemaker, educator, child and youth practitioner, graduation coach, author, and entrepreneur

Roxann is an author, educator, child and youth practitioner,  and a strong advocate for black student education and empowerment. She is one of two ‘Graduation Coaches for Black Students’ in the Simcoe County District Board. She is the creator of a Facebook group; BIPOC Graduation Support Network, created to connect with community members interested in improving the quality of education for black students.

Roxann also created a scholarship at Georgian College (B.E.E.F), which stands for ‘Black Education Empowerment Fund. This scholarship is funded by her small business, “Ms. Hotty Hotty”, a creator of authentic Jamaican Jerk Marinade and Seasonings. She currently uses proceeds from Ms. Hotty Hotty to fund her scholarship, as well as sales from her three published books, which are all available on amazon.

Roxann is a member of local advocacy groups such as ‘Uplift Black’, Parents Against Racism, Our Mosaic Life, Georgian Change Maker. Other group membership includes ‘The Jamaican Canadian Society’, Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care(OACYC), among others.

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