WHAT THEY SAID...
"Cristal was very kind as she provided consultation"
Maham Khan & Nya Martin-Hemming
Ryerson Women in Leadership (RWIL)
The Ryerson Women in Leadership (RWIL) team invited Cristal Hines as a panelist for the “Intersections in Women” event. Cristal was very kind as she provided consultation to help us create informed panel questions. She suggested that the event should focus on the pay equity gap amongst black women, reimagining the landscape for Indigenous women and lack of opportunities for black women in the workplace. We incorporated these suggestions, which improved the quality of the panel questions. It was a pleasure working with Cristal!
"...she was simply magic. Her delivery was exemplary."
Co-Founder of Decor Sisters & Owner of Mateos Munchies
I have had the pleasure of witnessing Cristal Hines mature into the phenomenal woman she is today. From observing her leadership roles and valedictorian performance in high school to admiring the passion and dedication she later carries out in her work today. Knowing the exceptional leader that she is, I felt eager and trusting to reach out to Ms Cristal Hines to be the guest speaker for a Mother's Day Event I organized. The mission of the event was in hopes of uplifting and encouraging young mothers in our community. From the moment Cristal opened the stage she was simply magic. Her delivery was exemplary. She performed a highly focused presentation that had everyone in awe . True learning took place and the audience left feeling excited and motivated from her useful takeaways . My experience working with Cristal even leading up to the event was just amazing and her passion truly shows in her work. She came prepared, exceeded expectations and left an impact. I definitely look forward to working with her for future events and witnessing more of her great energy.
President at Ryerson Caribbean Student Association
Cristal Hines is an extremely talented young lady and the Caribbean Students Association at Ryerson has been privileged to have had her participate in some of our events. Over the past two years, Cristal has been enthusiastic about volunteering herself to participate in our annual panel discussion/talent showcase events. Our themes have covered mental health in the black community and cultural appropriation and she was able to use these themes to create and recite beautiful and touching poetry. Her poetry is incredible and really helped drive home the message we were trying to convey. Cristal’s talent is inspirational and has touched the audience and the executives on the Caribbean Students Association team. She is a gifted young female with impeccable articulation and evokes strong leadership skills. Her confidence, reliability and willingness to be involved and share her gifts makes her stand out above the rest and we look forward to having her in our future events.
"Outstanding and conscientious"
Dr. Leroy Clarke
Executive Chair for E-Camp Mentoring!
I have had the pleasure of knowing Cristal Hines in the capacity of a mentor and community advocate coach for over five years and have seen her grow both academically and sociocultural. Apart from being an outstanding and conscientious student academically, Cristal has demonstrated excellent leadership skills since high school. She is a critical thinker who is respectful, socially engaged in her lived and school community, hardworking and honest individual who is already making a significant difference to her local wider community. I think very highly of Cristal who presented and led out at several of my community events. She is an outstanding speaker, indeed, orator extraordinaire who brings chills and silence to any audience she engages. All round, beyond the shadow of a doubt, she is a 5 out of 5 in my book!
"Did not disappoint"
Youth Minister at COGSK
Passionate, inspiring and engaging would be the 3 words I would use to describe Cristal at our event. The theme was "Purposefully Gifted" in which we showcased youth and young adults who have been blessed by God with various gifts and talents. We invited Cristal to both perform and interview at a concert and she did not disappoint. In her spoken word, she captured the essence of what means to be gifted. In the interview, she was transparent regarding the process she undergoes to create her powerful poems. This, along with overall professionalism, is what anyone would get when using Cristal for their event.
"She taught us the importance of word choice and presentation"
Lincoln Alexander Estridge
Founder of The Fight Inside Society Non-For Profit
We were a group of young adults inexperienced in the field of marketing and professionalism who came together to work on destigmatizing mental illness in marginalized communities. In 2018, we had a single consultation with Cristal Hines and in less than 15 minutes, Cristal took our mission statement, our objectives and cleaned them up so that they sounded extremely professional! She taught us the importance of word choice and presentation in regard to how we market. Following that discussion, Ms. Hines also helped our team prepare some motives and gave us directions on how to go about improving our services in relation to our new and improvement mission statements and how to present that information. Since that meeting, we have partnered with organizations, schools and businesses all over Canada in presenting forums and webinars in order to meet our goals of destigmatizing mental illness.
Powerful. Motivating. A true call for action.
Co-Chair of the Community Movements Conference
Cristal Hines has the undeniable ability to capture a crowds attention and tells them exactly what needs they need to hear. During the 12th Annual Community Movements Conference, Cristal presented on our student panel, focused on Student Activism: Organizing in Struggle. Cristal's contribution to our panel on student activism was genuinely incredible. She can effortlessly call a room to action. She discussed the struggles all student activists face, and how this must be a collective struggle, rather than a solo battle. Cristal engaged with the panel the other panelists so well, the conversation among them came naturally and so beautifully. Many of our community members were blown away with our student panel; even a few walked away with tears in their eyes from how truly impact the conversation was. Thank you again, Cristal, for sharing your time with us, it was truly unforgettable.
"Blew me away"
Spoken Word Artist
In November of 2014, I decided host a spoken word event featuring artists around the city. One of the artists I had the absolute pleasure of meeting was Cristal Hines. When word got around that I was looking for talent to participate in my event, a friend mentioned that I should look into selecting Cristal as a performer. I’d never heard her work or seen her perform but chose to trust the judgment of my friend and approached her about the opportunity of appearing at the event. She graciously accepted the request and agreed to be a performer. On the day of the event, Cristal blew me away by her skill and professionalism. She understood the purpose of the evening and made every effort to adhere to the theme. Her performance was admired by audience members and she quickly became a fan favourite. She made such an impression that I chose to work with her again when I hosted my event for a second time the following year. She’s a hardworking woman, always demonstrating integrity and propriety. Her involvement was a great value as she exceeded all expectations. I would definitely rate Cristal with 5 stars and would recommend that anyone use her for any event or engagement.
President of Ryerson Women In Leadership
On behalf of Ryerson Women in Leadership, I'd like to thank you for your services. Cristal moderated the panel discussion at our annual Ryerson Women in Leadership conference. This panel featured five high-caliber leaders in their respective fields. I was thoroughly impressed with Cristal's professionalism and enthusiasm. She effectively engaged with each panel member and asked thoughtful questions throughout. Also, Cristal's ability to capture the attention of a large audience is unparalleled. She is a natural public speaker. I would highly recommend her services.
"Unbelievable level of energy"
Pastor L. George
Pastor of Church Of God Sabbath Keeping!
Cristal Hines is a passionate and charismatic young lady with a huge heart for people. She illuminates all those around with her contagious positive energy. She is consistently striving for opportunities to contribute and impact our church community, specifically in our youth group through her position as the youth leader. As Co-Emcee for our Oshawa Gospel Fest, she brought forth an unbelievable level of energy and kept the crowd engaged with her enthusiastic personality. Her spoken word is always heart felt, inspiring and uplifting. You won’t know what you’re missing until you have seen Cristal in action! In regards to her leadership, her spoken word and Emceeing she is well deserving of 5 stars-exceeding the expectations of our church organization.