The recipient of the 2015 Toronto Single Mother Woman on Fire Award Award and Nominated for the CIBWE 100 Top Black Women to Watch In Canada
I moved to Toronto from Ottawa in 2001 with nothing but my young son at my side, a few dollars saved in my bank account and unemployed. I hopped in a U-Haul Truck to start my new life, to find myself and to follow my dreams of conquering the fast paced, bustling city of Toronto. My journey living in Toronto was overwhelming yet I managed to thrive. I landed a permanent job, got married, and started a beautiful family with my husband and 2 sons. It was the typical dream. Unfortunately, ten years later, I faced a challenging divorce which left me to rebuild my life once again. Sigh. What a huge mountain to rebuild, depression, anxiety, excessive stress and crippling exhaustion. However, It was at this moment in my life that I knew I had to search deep in my soul and find my light in the darkness with the guidance of the Lord Almighty. A few years after my divorce, I have healed and grown so much. Now it’s time take it to another level. So I decided to launch “Karen Carrington”. My official branding which includes My Motivational speaking at events, workshops and conferences, two published books and my Radio Talk Show. My branding encourages others. It’s my passion.