12 Canadians To Receive Prestigious Transformation Awards

CANADA 150 LEADERS AND INNOVATORS TO BE ALSO CELEBRATED

TORONTO, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ - The prestigious Transformation Awards gala is set to be on Friday, June 16th 2017, at Royal York Hotel. Presented by the Transformation Institute For Leadership & Innovation, Silvertrust Media and Diversity Magazine, it inspires present and future generations. Extraordinary Canadians on the Canada 150 Leadership and Innovation list will also be recognized to commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary. The 150 high achievers will be featured in a world-class coffee table book and a multimedia presentation as a part of Envision Canada.

DISTINGUISHED 2017 RECIPIENTS
The 2017 Transformation Award recipients are: Leadership Award, Dr. Ajay Virmani, CEO of Cargojet; Lifetime Achievement, General Roméo Dallaire, Humanitarian & Retired Senator; Entertainment Award, Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival; Professional Excellence, Raj Kothari, Managing Partner, PwC; Development Award, Heather Yang, President, Anderson College.

The Public Service Award goes to Chief Eric Jolliffe, York Regional Police; Enterprise Award, Isaac Olowolafe Jr., CEO, Dream Maker Corporation; Harmony Award, Anita Bromberg, Race Relations & Human Rights Specialist; Innovation Award, Latiq Qureshi, CEO, QLogitek; Community Service, Debbie Douglas, Executive Director, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants; Media Award, Don Barraclough, President, NationTalk and Heritage Award, Isabel Cuellar, Executive Director, Canadian Latin Heritage Association.

ABOUT THE TRANSFORMATION INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS
The awards are presented by the Transformation Institute for Leadership and Innovation as well as Silvertrust Media, which publishes Diversity Magazine. 20,000 copies of Diversity are distributed via blue street boxes, transit stations, shopping centres, GM Dealerships and others in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. The Transformation Institute also runs the Crossover Mentorship program for youth. The mission is to equip Crossover Ambassadors with tools that change lives for good.

ENVISION AND THE CANADA 150 LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION LIST
Recipients of the 2017 Transformation Awards are being automatically included on the Canada 150 Leadership and Innovation list. The list includes Indigenous success stories, other extraordinary Canadians and immigrants, to commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary. They will be highlighted in television biography specials, a documentary film and interstitials as a part of the Envision Canada television initiative, developed for broadcast on Canadian and other stations. A world-class coffee table book is also being developed and will profile the 150 leaders and innovators.

SOURCE Transformation Institute

For further information: Inquiries: admin@transformationinstitute.ca, Tel: 416 755 7788, www.diversitymagazine.ca, www.transformationinstitute.ca

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