Share Online Inc., operating as Sharenews.com, is the website of Share Newspaper, a weekly community newspaper which has served the Black and Caribbean community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) of Ontario, Canada since April 9, 1978.
Share was founded by its publisher, Arnold A. Auguste, who came to Canada from his native Trinidad and Tobago in 1970 and began his journalism career as a columnist with a weekly publication in Toronto in 1972. He worked as a reporter while studying journalism at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute (now Ryerson University) and left that publication as managing editor in 1978 to start Share.
Over the years, Share has grown to become one of Canada’s largest and most influential ethnic newspapers and by far the largest one serving the Black and Caribbean community in the GTA.
Unlike most dailies, the focus of community newspapers is primarily to provide positive news about their target markets and to give their readers valuable information and stories they normally would not get in the mainstream media. Share is no different. Most of the stories on local events covered in Share do not appear anywhere else, including other community publications most of which focus on back-home (Caribbean) news. That is why there is always such a demand by readers for Share.
Share’s mandate has been to encourage, support, represent positively and to defend the community vigorously while educating and sharing information. It has done so without fear or favour for going on 40 years.
As a result, Share has earned enormous respect within both the community and the wider society.
Share Online Inc., through its website, sharenews.com, continues this tradition. With its content coming from the pages of Share Newspaper, viewers can enjoy their favourite read online, including their favourite columnists together with Share’s comics and puzzles, the horoscope and other features and articles.
To contact Share Newspaper, email [email protected] or call 416-656-3400.