Black History Month





  • Please view our Black History Club's video which showcases the exemplary performances of our students who are also listed in our program

  • Moreover, kudos to our staff advisors  Ms. Turner, Mr. Porter, Ms. Mastroapaolo, Ms. Rankine and Ms. Cross for your devotion, time, guidance and support to making the theme of this year's assembly, "We Are Change" a tremendous success. In order to view the video, you will need to login with a google account.




  • Please join us for the Black History Assembly on Friday, February 26 at 11:15 a.m. or March 1 at 11:15 a.m. which is student-led by the Black History Club. This is wonderful opportunity to celebrate and honour our students' voices.


YMCI Black History Club Presents Rise Up - February 22, 2019




YMCI Black History Club Presents Rise Up (February 22, 2019)

YMCI students celebrated the many achievements of Black Canadians/Americans throughout history, East/West African Dance and Reggae that have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation it is today.

Our MCs, Bahja Farah and Akahlia Schultz did an outstanding job introducing and showcasing our outstanding singers, choreographers, dancers and video producers at YMCI.

Some of the highlights included the following:

  • Rise – sung bye Leanne Nolasco, Jamie Emmanuel, and Kassy Lino
  • East African Dance Choreographers: Fatuma Daud and Warda Osman.
  • East African Dancers:  Faiyal Ali, Enas Abubbaker, Hanan Awal, Narmin Aim, Rebeca Mangesha, Niya Ahmed, Enair Omar
  • Aretha Franklin Tribute Video
  • Spoken Word – Bahja Farah
  • Hip-Hop Choreographer: Donielle Ellis
  • Hip-Hop Dancers: U’nique Biggart, Shanniah Decaul, Akahlia Stultz, Aaron Hung, Farianny Gonzales, AJ Vincent, Kimberly Macalintal, Sydney Cousins, Breanna Thomas, Molly Lam, Jade Phiri, Azalia Lett, Tenzin Sungrab, Gabriela Phinn, Jaheem John, Jemere Francis, Tayjon Francis, Michael Hernandez, Tyler Simon

Kudos to the staff advisors who helped make this assembly possible: Ms. Rankine, Mrs. Turner, Mr. Porter, Ms. Mastropaolo, Mrs. Loukes, and Mrs. Ditillio.

Moreover, please view the photo slideshow below that captured some of the performances during the assembly. (Please click on the first photo to view all photos quickly and in full size by clicking NEXT).