TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Citing funding challenges, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Diversity (CCD) has decided to cease its day-to-day operations after a year-long effort to maintain its programs concerning the importance of diversity and inclusion within Canadian society. The decision was reluctantly made at a Board of Directors meeting on Monday, September 23 following a careful review of all options available to the Board in this regard.
"Over our 65-year history we have delivered a number of critical diversity education programs across the country thanks to our dedicated staff, and our generous donors," said Janice O'Born, Chair of the Board of Directors. "Our commitment to educating Canadians on diversity, difference and inclusion has served as a catalyst for other organizations who continue their efforts around similar awareness programs. We are proud of our accomplishments in helping others achieve their inclusivity goals."
Widely recognized as a premier authority on diversity education, CCD's vision was to create a Canadian society without prejudice and discrimination, one that values diversity, difference, and inclusion. The Board will now liaise with other like-minded charities in order to determine if any of its programs can be carried on through a new provider.
"On a daily basis we have seen the benefits that our programs have brought to students across Canada," said Leonard Latchman, CCD Board of Directors. "I want to thank our Board for serving as our champions and for their help in ensuring the creation of safer, more inclusive environments in our students' schools and communities."
About the Centre for Diversity:
Founded in 1947, the Canadian Centre for Diversity (formerly CCCJ) is a charitable organization committed to informing and educating Canadians about the value of diversity, difference and inclusion.
SOURCE: Canadian Centre for Diversity
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Janice O'Born, Chair of the Board of Directors, CCD