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As we originally conceived of a train-the-trainer program for Building Blocks that would reach hundreds across the Greater Toronto Area with a civic literacy curriculum, Public Interest became a natural partner.
Alan Broadbent opened the conference with some words of reflection and inspiration, reminding us why we do this important work. At the end of the event, Ratna Omidvar summed up the afternoon, noting five key themes that emerged. Read/watch their presentations.
Believe in young leaders’ potential and give them ownership over projects. Provide the next generation with role models and leaders they can aspire to become.
Our images of leadership do not always show the full diversity of leadership that exists. Leaders recognize they can use their public presence in order to change perceptions of who a leader is and can be.
Rather than reject her past in order to assimilate, Jessica Farias recognized early on that “background does matter.”
DiverseCity Speakers is an online searchable database for event organizers looking for diverse spokespeople and presenters.
DiverseCity OnBoard connects highly qualified candidates from visible minority and under-represented immigrant communities with governance positions in agencies, boards, commissions and nonprofit organizations across the GTA.
DiverseCity Voices is an online database of diverse voices connecting qualified speakers and the media in an effort to enrich the content of our national media, including newspapers, magazines, radio and television.