Media Advisory - Leadership and diversity celebrated at TRIEC's Immigrant Success (IS) Awards



    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend the 2007 Immigrant
Success (IS) Awards presented by Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council
(TRIEC). The awards recognize innovative employers and outstanding individuals
that have demonstrated leadership by bringing skilled immigrants into the
workforce.

    
                        Wednesday, September 19, 2007
                    RBC Financial Group, Royal Bank Plaza
                   200 Bay Street, South Tower, 40th Floor
                            5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    5:30 p.m.       Welcome and Opening Remarks

                    Zabeen Hirji
                    Chief Human Resources Officer, RBC

    5:35 p.m.       Corinne Prince-St-Amand
                    Director General, Human Resources and Social
                    Development Canada (HRSDC)

    5:40 p.m.       Elizabeth McIsaac
                    Executive Director, TRIEC

    5:45 -          Presentation to 2007 IS Awards winners by
    6:05 p.m.
                    Ratna Omidvar
                    Chair of Founding Board, TRIEC
                    Executive Director, The Maytree Foundation

                    John Hobel
                    Publisher and Editor, Canadian HR Reporter

                    Jagoda Pike
                    Publisher, Toronto Star

    6:10 p.m.       Closing remarks

                    Elizabeth McIsaac,
                    Executive Director, TRIEC

    2007 IS Award winners

    -   Small Employer Award: Steam Whistle Brewing
    -   Mid-size Employer Award: Xerox Research Centre of Canada
    -   Large Employer Award: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
    -   Influencer Award: George Brown College
    -   Canadian HR Reporter Individual Achievement Award: Sischa Maharaj
    -   Toronto Star People's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in
        Immigrant Success: Alan Rego

    RBC will host a reception before and after the ceremony.
    

    The IS Awards are funded by the Government of Canada's Foreign Credential
Recognition Program and sponsored by RBC Financial Group, with media partners
Canadian HR Reporter and The Toronto Star. Website: www.IS2007.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Emily Mills at (416) 944-1946 ext. 282 or
emills@triec.ca; Stephen Wilson at (416) 944-1946 ext. 239 or
swilson@triec.ca; Norma Tombari at (416) 955-5814 or norma.tombari@rbc.com

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