All Candidates Town Hall

The Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation hosted our first All Candidates Town Hall on September 12, 2021. Instead of a debate, this event invited the political candidates for the 2021 Federal Election together to discuss how their respective platforms will support Black, Indigenous and Persons of Colour (BIPOC) as well as other underrepresented groups in Canada and our community. 

Canadian Colours of Kingston Foundation was created to bring different cultures, mindsets and backgrounds together to foster understanding and communication and embrace change to create a diverse and inclusive community. We believe this responsibility also lies with educating and understanding not only our community members, but also our politicians about the issues being faced in our community. This event will provide an opportunity for candidates to discuss how their platforms will support the BIPOC and underrepresented communities over the next four years and get a chance to hear from some of the underrepresented groups in Kingston.  

The Candidates and Their Platforms:

View the full town hall discussion from YourTV below:

CCKF Food Drive

In support of the local Food Bank, Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation and Pizza Pizza Bath Rd organized a community food drive to support those in need. 

CCKF is proud to say that we put together 150 non-perishable food packages during the campaign. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Read more here!

Annual Diversity Community Dinner

Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation’s Diversity Community Dinner is an annual event held to bring together Kingston’s ethnic, religious and cultural groups. First held in 2015, the annual dinner hosts the local Chinese, Filipino, African, Caribbean, Pakistani, Islamic, Irish and Ukrainian communities and welcomes all others to attend.

To read more about our past dinners, click here
To see photos from past dinners, click here (link to gallery) 

No upcoming Diversity Dinners are planned. Please stay tuned for updates!

CCKF Blanket Drive 2021

In support of McMullen Manor residents after the devastating effects of a fire at the centre, as well as the effects of COVID-19 on the community, Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation organized a community blanket drive to support those experiencing homelesses and for those in need.

“Job loss, reduced hours, pay cuts, the physical and mental health challenges of this pandemic are contributing to an increase in those facing homelessness,” said Jimmy Hassan, Founder of Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation. “People are struggling and for those with nowhere to turn – the harsh winter months make being homeless that much harder. “

CCKF is proud to say that our inaugural blanket drive produced 100 new blankets during the 2021 campaign. 

To read the full article by the Kingstonist, click here

To read up on our donation to SFCSC, click here 

Project Red Rose

In association with Martha’s Table, Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation gathered the community to offer “Project Red Rose”, a full-course Valentine’s Day meal for Martha’s Table visitors. 

“Often we celebrate many days and many times in life with our loved ones, families and friends,” Jimmy Hassan, Founder of Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation said. “During those times and the celebrations, we often forget those people who live around us who are not our friends but they’re part of a bigger part of the Kingston family and we forget them. We fail to think that they need us out there. We need to celebrate with them from time to time as well.”


To read the full Kingston Whig article about Project Red Rose, click here