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Cheryl Nembhard is an award winning Filmmaker, Playwright & Social Advocate who uses her incredible talents in the Arts to tackle some of the toughest societal topics. Her dedication to Community Service includes working with at risk youth, former gang members, sexual assault victims & teenage mothers. Her Not for Profit Educational Theatre Company, EMG Education has performed special assemblies on topics such as Mental Health, Bullying & Racism in over 150 High Schools across Ontario, impacting over 70,000 students and counting. CBC Canada has recognized her as one of '150 Black Women who are making Canada a better place'.

Among her many awards, She is also the 2017 recipient of the Harry Jerome awards for Social Advocacy. Cheryl is Co Host of 'See, Hear, Love', a nationally televised Women's talk show on YES TV. She recently founded & developed 'The Lighthouse Project', a faith based Mentorship program, where she currently mentors over 40 people. Cheryl is an active Board Member with Brave Canada, a catalytic movement for at risk girls, and she also sits on the national steering committee for “Power of Her” a World Vision initiative for marginalized women and girls globally.