Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow, Today (DYLOTT) is pleased to announce that our Executive Director, Candies Kotchapaw has been named one of the Top 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women of 2020, by Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, Dr. Denise O’Neal Green and Dauna Jones-Simmonds.  Candies’ countless efforts challenging systematic barriers facing Black youth, now has her recognized as a change agent who is creating new pathways for the next generation. Through her collaborations with women senators at the Senate of Canada and a Consul General at Global Affairs Canada, Candies was able to send three girls to the senate chambers on International Day of the Girl child in Ottawa. Through DYLOTT, Candies hopes to become a leader in creating opportunities and advocating for policies that empower Black youth. DYLOTT’S goal is to break down barriers and to inspire lasting social change for the future.

So much of the excellence in the Black community was dependent on the bravery and pioneering work of Black women. I now stand on their shoulders as I work to create a legacy of excellence for future Black women leaders. 

Candies Kotchapaw, DYLOTT