We envision a province where Black Ontarians are equitably represented in the field of medicine and racialized health disparities are eliminated.


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Join us for a night of Black Joy as we bring togethere railblazers, celebrate community champions and foster connections that contribute to the advancement of Black excellence in healthcare. This Gala is set to be an unforgettable and uplifting event! Additionally, for every ticket purchased, you will be provided with a charitable gift receipt. Save the date and Register now!

BPAO Member

Member PriceCAD $150

BPAO Medical Students

Member PriceCAD $100

Non Members

Public PriceCAD $200

Black Excellence Awards

 Nominate someone who inspires you!    

We are excited to introduce these prestigious awards that not only honor excellence and dedication but also resonate deeply with the essence of Black Joy. Through these awards, we aim to shine a spotlight on individuals and organizations that have not only made significant contributions to their communities and industries but have also embodied the spirit of joy, positivity, and empowerment within the Black community.

We invite you to join us in celebrating Black excellence at our inaugural Black Joy Gala by nominating individuals and corporations that are making a difference in our community.

Award Categories:

Excellence in Teaching Award: Honors educators, particularly a distinguished Black physician in Ontario, for their exceptional dedication, innovation, and impact in medical education. They not only foster inclusivity and equity but also inspire critical thinking and advocate for equity deserving communities. Furthermore, their commitment to lifelong learning and professional development enhances medical education standards.

Learner Leadership Award: Recognizes outstanding medical students and residents for exemplary leadership. The recipient fosters collaboration, advocacy, and service to address healthcare challenges and positively impact patients and communities. Their adaptability, and problem-solving skills make them beacons of inspiration for future medical professionals.

Corporate Ally Award: Celebrates corporations demonstrating exceptional commitment to advancing Black health initiatives, surpassing traditional Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. They invest in community health programs, research, and education, addressing health disparities and promoting equity in healthcare.

Please use the link below to submit your nominations:



Nominations open until April 20, 2024



The Globe and Mail Centre
17th floor, 351 King Street E
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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