Jamaal Magloire, Toronto Raptors, and Sun Life Financial Deliver Clinics to Young Raptor Fans
Saturday, 24 January 2015

Toronto Raptor alumni Jamaal Magloire, along with Sun Life Financial, had the third installment of their Sun Life Heritage Clinic #MoneyForLife experience today, bringing basketball to one of Toronto's various diverse ethnic communities.

Magloire, Toronto Raptors' Community Ambassador and Player Development Consultant, used his experience as a 15-year NBA veteran to influence the 100 children in attendance from the Canadian Chinese Youth Athletic Association about basketball, regular physical activity, recommendations for healthy eating, living respectfully, and how to plan and save financially for the future.

Look out for the complete video series of the #MoneyForLife experience, as Sun Life continues to educate the community about goal setting and financial planning.

Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto Revellers Announce 2015 Carnival Theme
Monday, 22 December 2014

TORONTO, ON (December 2014) – The Toronto Revellers masquerade band, participants in the annual Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival festivities in Toronto, has just announced the theme for their 2015 carnival costumes and events. “TORCH: The Spirit of the Games” will interpret the elements of the international sports community, the emotions, and celebrations! The children’s band will present “The Games” with costumes reflecting the various events.

TORCH: The Spirit of the Games will coincide with the anticipated Pan/Parapan American Games taking place in Toronto during the heart of carnival season, July and August of 2015. Toronto Revellers Bandleader Jamaal Magloire is an official ambassador of the PanAn Games, in addition to his current role with the NBA’s Toronto Raptors as their Basketball Development Consultant & Community Ambassador. 

“This is an important year for Toronto, as we welcome athletes and their supporters, dignitaries, and the international sports community to our city,” said Magloire. “We want to take the energy of the games, combined with our love for carnival, and depict the spirit of the games through our costumes and events in 2015.”

New Paths for GTA Youth
Monday, 08 September 2014

CivicAction, joined by the Honourable Tracy MacCharles, Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services, and Toronto Raptor Alumni and Community Ambassador Jamaal Magloire, announced a new initiative to connect youth facing barriers in the GTHA with their first job.  The Ontario government and the private sector agree that youth unemployment is too high, which is why the government has partnered with CivicAction to make a difference.

CivicAction gathered with private, government and not-for-profit partners to launch Escalator, an initiative to connect youth facing barriers with employment. As part of Escalator, CivicAction has adopted four strategies for fighting youth unemployment:

At the news conference, Minister MacCharles announced continued financial support as a part of Ontario's Youth Action Plan to help bring the ideas in Escalator to life. "Youth unemployment requires a co-operative approach between the private sector, communities and government. Our partnership with CivicAction is opening the door of opportunity so that at-risk youth can overcome barriers, pursue their dreams and realize their potential," says Minister MacCharles.

Today, CivicAction also announced initial projects with LinkedIn Canada, the world's largest online professional network, and NPower Canada, which with corporate partners delivers training in the tech sector for at-risk youth.

"CivicAction is working with the private sector in unprecedented ways to close the skills gap, make the job market more accessible to everyone, and give new networks to youth who currently don't have them," says the CEO of CivicAction, Sevaun Palvetzian.

Pan Am/Parapan Am Sport Zone at CNE in Toronto
Thursday, 21 August 2014

TORONTO August 21, 2014 – Toronto Raptors Basketball Development Consultant and Community Ambassador Jamaal Magloire will be making a special appearance at the Pan Am/Parapan Am Sport Zone at the CNE on Saturday, August 23 from 1:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. The former NBA All-Star and first-round pick played 12 seasons from 2000-2012. The Toronto native played his final season with the Raptors. Magloire will be meeting with fans, speaking to the public and showing his skills at the interactive Sport Zone. He is among many athletes that will be at the CNE.

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