TO2015 expands team and expertise
TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Ian Troop, Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am
Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) formally introduced Naki Osutei as
Lead, Diversity and Inclusion for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American
"TO2015 is committed to ensuring diversity is embedded in every aspect
of the Games," said Troop. "Naki brings a wealth of experience and is
charged with advancing TO2015's diversity and accessibility initiatives
internally and externally."
Hitting the ground running, Osutei will focus on recruitment and
workplace initiatives, governance and employee communications. She will
serve as a resource for TO2015 and work closely with leaders and
organizations representing diverse cultures and persons with
disabilities from across the province.
"Naki Osutei brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the TO2015
team," said John Tory, Chair, CivicAction. "One of her significant
contributions to CivicAction's success has been her ability to bring
people together to address challenges and work towards a common goal.
This will be instrumental in her role with the Games where achieving
TO2015's goals around diversity and inclusion will be dependent on each
individual team member, volunteer and resident."
With nearly a decade of experience, Osutei's most recent position as
vice-president of strategy at CivicAction involved working with
hundreds of partners, government officials, stakeholders and senior
volunteer leaders to advise on and advance their key initiatives. She
has also been involved in developing Luminato, DiverseCity and the
Emerging Leaders Network. While at the Royal Conservatory of Music,
Osutei was instrumental to the recent $44 million capital campaign for
the new TELUS Performance and Learning Centre and Koerner Hall. Osutei
reshaped the scholarship program and helped double its annual revenue.
"The diversity of our population played an important role in Toronto
winning the bid" said Osutei. "Now we need to work together—as an
Organizing Committee and a region—to ensure that the social and
economic values are felt throughout the Games experience. This is a
huge opportunity for Toronto and as the Lead of Diversity and
Inclusion, I am excited to be part of the team that will make it all
About the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
The Pan American Games are one of the world's largest international
multi-sport events, held every four years for athletes of the 41 member
nations of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The Games
comprise a mix of Olympic Summer Games sports, as well as traditional
Pan American sports. The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games will
draw 10,000 athletes and officials and feature 48 sports in 17
municipalities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. The Toronto
2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10-26 and the Parapan
American Games August 7-14.
SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
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