Patti Jannetta

Patti Jannetta

Patti worked her way up through the music industry into a position that has garnered her respect as a singer, entertainer, songwriter, and humanitarian. She has recorded 3 albums during her career – all of which have fared well domestically, with her last two albums earning her acceptance on an international level. Discovered while attending Vincent Massey High School in Toronto, she became a teen actress in the Canadian production of Jesus Christ Superstar with…

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Samra Zafar

Samra Zafar

Samra Zafar is a multiple award winning, top graduate of the University of Toronto, a Public Speaker on women’s rights, a mother, and a social entrepreneur. After arriving in Canada as a 16 year old bride in an arranged marriage, Samra faced over a decade of oppression and opposition against her education. Refusing to give up, she pursued her education as a single mother while working multiple jobs and raising her daughters. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s…

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Elyse Saunders

Elyse Saunders

Originally born in Peterborough, Elyse Saunders is a country singer-songwriter, recording artist and performer currently breaking into Toronto’s country music scene. Looking back, Elyse always knew she wanted to pursue a career in music and made the decision to record her first CD right after high school. After making a couple of trips to Nashville with a producer from her hometown, she completed her first self-titled album. The album had Elyse recording with some of country music’s most…

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Detective Suzanne Kernohan

Detective Suzanne Kernohan

Detective Suzanne Kernohan a 29 year veteran of the Toronto Police Service retired from the Sex Crimes Unit in August of 2013. In her early days as a uniform officer working the streets of downtown Toronto, Suzanne developed and nurtured her relationships with street youth and women engaged in the sex trade. She later worked in an undercover capacity specializing in crimes involving prostitution and the exploitation of women. Suzanne continued her career in an…

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Detective Deborah Vittie-Pagliaro

Detective Deborah Vittie-Pagliaro

Detective Deborah Vittie-Pagliaro retired in June of 2012, following a 31year career with the Toronto Police Service. Her career path led her from front line and community patrol duties, to what would be her true passion: criminal investigation. Deborah is an accredited investigator in the area of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence. Deborah worked in a busy downtown Toronto division where she specialized in the investigation of sensitive, sexual assault and domestic violence…

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Tina Cole

Tina Cole

Known most affectionately as “Mama Swag”, donned upon her by both the emerging artists and young business professionals she mentors, Tina Cole has been driving and inspiring a standard of excellence in business over the last 30 years and now as a business leader turned philanthropist, brings her tenured success to the Canadian Entertainment Industry. Ms. Cole draws from her seasoned business acumen in all aspects of business development. From branding, to operations re-structure, investor strategy, and even corporate promotion, TinaCole has…

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Maureen Tabuchi

Maureen Tabuchi

Maureen Tabuchi knew from the time she was a little girl that she wanted to be a lawyer. But after she fulfilled her dream of working as a Bay Street lawyer doing Mergers and Acquisitions Tax with a Master’s degree in tax, she realized that it was not everything she thought it would be. Disappointed, burned out and disheartened, she spent the next two years “finding herself.” She didn’t think she would ever go back…

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Norma Nicholson

Norma Nicholson

A Published author, speaker, educator and youth expert, Norma Nicholson is a Registered Nurse, with a BA in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Toronto, and an MA in Adult Education from Central Michigan University, USA. Nicholson recently authored and published “Young Lives on the Line: You Can Make a Difference” by drawing upon her own experiences growing up as an at- risk child who was homeless as an infant and a youth. Nicholson…

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