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Today, at the fourth UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Forum in Doha, the DiverseCity onBoard project won second prize in the Intercultural Innovation Awards. OnBoard was chosen from over 400 proposals from 70 countries considered for the award.
Watch video of Cathy Winter, DiverseCity onBoard Manager, receiving the award:
According to the UNAOC: “This award represents a new kind of partnership between the private sector and the UN system, aiming to select highly innovative projects that promote dialogue and inter-cultural understanding and to make a vital contribution to safety and peace in societies around the world.”
“We are extremely honoured to receive this award,” says Ratna Omidvar, co-chair of DiverseCity and President of Maytree, “but also excited about the possibilities of bringing this project to the attention of global partners working towards similar goals in civil society. We encourage all of them to look at DiverseCity onBoard as something they can replicate in their communities.”
More about DiverseCity onBoard with Cathy Winter:
Replication information for the project can be found on our site.
Complete video of the award ceremony
The DiverseCity onBoard project is a partnership of Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, with funding support from the Province of Ontario.