The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will honour Trinidad-born storyteller, Rita Cox, with its Lifetime Achievement Award .
Rita Cox, chronicles the Caribbean legacy and will be given the award on CTO Media Day luncheon scheduled for August 22.
CTO said that Ms Cox “is a renowned storyteller and admired leader in the community”.
She began her journey at Toronto public library as a children’s librarian in 1960 and in 1972 she became the head of the Parkdale branch.
Since then Ms Cox launched literacy programmes and other initiatives that promoted multiculturalism throughout Toronto.
During her tenure, Cox pioneered the library’s “Black Heritage and West Indian Resource Collection,” which was renamed in 1998 to the “Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection.”
Sylma Brown, director of CTO-USA. said “Her commitment to preserving Caribbean culture and dedication to keeping the region at the forefront of Canadian society over decades is the reason we are honouring her with the lifetime achievement award.”