Lorna Simms, former associate editor/writer at the Gleaner Company in Jamaica until she moved to Canada. She moved on to be the Editor of “Contrast”, the weekly newspaper for African Canadians. In 1991, she founded her own independent semi-monthly newspaper “Dawn: The Multicultural Newspaper”.
Lorna Simms has won many achievements in the span of her long and successful career, such as:
Selected for the Commonwealth Press Union Fellowship to study Journalism in London England 1976
A Canada 125 Medal from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Commissioners Advisory Committee on Visible Minorities 1990-1995
An Award from the Canadian Ethnic Journalists’ and Writers Club Media Award
For founding Dawn Newspaper 1994
A Certificate of Recognition from the Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women) For approaching Canadian cultural diversity through excellence in journalism. 1994
A Certificate from the Government of Ontario, in appreciation of your contributions to a better understanding among Ontarians through Journalism 1994