To honour Black History Month, we asked Guild members to tell us what advice they would give someone coming into the industry, and what being a role model means to them. Meet them, and read what they had to say below.
We recognize Canada’s media industry does not yet reflect the actual population of the country. We are proud of our members who are paving the way: We’ve got your back!
Sean Henry Reporter/fill-in Anchor for CBC Windsor (currently at CBC Montreal-same capacity)
It means leading by example. I only realized how much people (young men,especially) were paying attention to what I do when I moved to Windsor. They asked a lot of questions, and sometimes advice.
CBC News reporter Ron Charles (left) and his husband Leroy Wall (right).
I offer advice from my father when I started my career in journalism 27 years ago: “Always be true to who you are; and never forget where you came from.”
Marcia Young CBC Radio Host
You are already a naturally curious person. Be brave with that curiosity and allow it to take you out of your comfort zone, culturally, geographically and socially. The more you understand about the world, the better equipped you will be to ask the right questions and tell stories that matter. You don’t have to be interesting… just interested.