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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty wrote a letter to DiverseCity co-chairs Ratna Omidvar and John Tory to congratulate them on DiverseCity onBoard being awarded second prize at the Intercultural Innovation Awards hosted by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group.
Premier McGuinty writes:
“I know I speak for all Ontarians when I say that I am delighted that DiverseCity onBoard has been singled out as a model of diverse leadership and as an exemplar of the unique assets and perspectives that visible-minority and under-represented immigrants communities can bring to agencies, boards, commissions and voluntary organizations.”
Read the full letter (PDF).
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.”
Watch this video of Cathy Winter, DiverseCity onBoard Manager, receiving the award:
DiverseCity onBoard is an initiative of DiverseCity – The Greater Toronto Leadership Project, a partnership of Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, with funding support from the Province of Ontario.