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Toronto, ON, February 25, 2015 – At an event hosted by Cisco Canada, the award-winning DiverseCity onBoard program opened a new chapter in the evolution of this small yet practical local idea. The program will now be available in six additional cities across Canada: Hamilton, London, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
Twenty-five new fellows have just been named for the coming year, making a total of more than 130 in this program’s history, including people like Gabrielle Scrimshaw, who co-founded and is now president of the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada, Brent Chamberlain, who went on to become head of diversity and inclusion at Bell, and Orlando Bowen, now executive director of One Voice, One Team.
Dozens of Torontonians have participated in DiverseCity since it launched six years ago. What does it entail? The Star asked CivicAction’s CEO, Sevaun Palvetzian.
Rather than reject her past in order to assimilate, Jessica Farias recognized early on that “background does matter.”