IWAA Honours Simone Banton with Diversity Award

Simone BantonSimone Banton has been honoured by the International Women Achievers’ Award (IWAA) with the Diversity Award. This award recognizes women who are promoting ethnic diversity within their own workforce, as well as promoting greater understanding of diversity across her community.

Simone Banton will receive this award in Toronto, Canada on March 16, 2013. The award is presented by the International Women Achievers’ Awards, a Canadian based organization. To learn more please visit IWAA.

Simone Banton is a young and vibrant woman who is motivated to support and contribute to the upliftment of lives.  She lived in Jamaica through her teen years and returned to Canada to pursue a career in music production and artiste development.

She was inspired to work in the church and upon fueling her passion as worship leader for 5 years and a youth coordinator for 11 years, she decided to venture into the profession of music production and promotions. She started a company, Total Prayz Media Group. Her tailor-made promotions focused primarily on promoting artistes and hosting several music development workshops.

Simone states, “The joy of working with others to develop their craft and promote their ministry to the world is my desire.”  She has established Total Prayz as a company that delivers exemplarity services. The company is highly recognized for the many Christian music productions and various community events it successfully produced.

Her great concern for the seemingly deteriorating moral fiber in the Greater Toronto area has inspired her to initiate and develop outreach programs which encompass feeding the poor, visiting elders, and counseling at-risk youths. For the past three years Simone has led an annual community march protesting against violence. This initiative has been welcomed by police officers, churches, and other community members. Her passion for empowering youth has given birth to the Heart of Gold Youth Outreach programs in the Caribbean Islands.

Simone strongly believes in recognizing the achievements of others, so nine year ago, she started an awards program – Christian Awards Celebration -This awards celebration honours choirs and groups that have given back to communities within Canada. 

In January 2011, she also created another awards event – The Canadian African Caribbean Unsung Heroes Honours – designed to honor and celebrate Afro-Canadians in the Canadian Diaspora who have demonstrated consistent efforts to effect changes and improvements within the Black Community. 



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