Bernice CarnegieBernice Carnegie is a Canadian Black international Educational and Life Enrichment Speaker who shares the compelling historical journey of her family who emigrated from America and the Caribbean in the early 1900s. She reveals how they navigated through racial and other life challenges to achieve successful and fulfilling lives.

In 1987 she co-founded the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation and served as its former Executive Director for 17 years. All foundation initiatives were based on the Future Aces Philosophy created by her father Herbert Carnegie in 1956. Initially intended to encourage good citizenship in young hockey players, this character guideline eventually gained momentum as a development tool in hundreds of schools, promoting positive leadership that deterred bullying and supported safe school’s initiatives.

As president of Bernice Carnegie and Associates Inc. she remains passionate about addressing social injustice by bringing awareness to and affecting behavioral changes related to equity, fairness and inclusiveness. Having worked with her father for more than three decades, Bernice now carries on the family vision with her daughter Brooke Chambers specializing in Black anti-racism and mental health promotion.

The second release of her father’s autobiography “A Fly in a Pail of Milk, The Herb Carnegie Story” includes Part II written by Bernice, revealing intimate stories of “Lessons passed on from father to daughter”. It is a unique and inspiring perspective of living Black in a white dominated world.
Bernice has enjoyed four decades of community activism. She was selected as an honoree in the inaugural event of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women. Other acknowledgements include: a Public Education Hero Award, Volunteer Award of Distinction; Planet Africa Development Award, Urban Hero Award for Education, Woman of Honour Award, Humanities and Community Service Award, Lifetime Leadership Award and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.