Deal breathes life into 65 year-old Canadian diversity organization
TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (CIDI) and the Canadian Centre for Diversity (CCD) are pleased to announce that they have entered into joint operating relationship that will see the CCD continue operations. The CCD announced in September that they were ceasing operations due to funding constraints.
"The CCD's student educational programs couple nicely with CIDI's focus on diversity and inclusion in the workplace," said Michael Bach, Founder of the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion and newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Centre for Diversity. "When I learned that CCD was ceasing operations, I knew we needed to explore how to continue their great work. I'm thrilled that we've been able to bring this to fruition."
Established in 1947, the CCD has been widely recognized as a premier authority on diversity education. Their vision to create a Canadian society without prejudice and discrimination, one that values diversity, difference, and inclusion is also shared by the CIDI.
"It was truly an incredible turn of events when we were approached by the CIDI," said Janice O'Born, Chair of the Board of Directors, Canadian Centre for Diversity. "I'm so pleased that this very important work in diversity and inclusion can continue in such a meaningful way."
CIDI has begun a consultation process with former CCD volunteers, students, donors and others that have been engaged with the CCD, to help shape the future mandate and priorities of the organization moving forward.
"The opinions of people that have been involved with the CCD are critical to shaping the future direction of our organization," said Michael Bach. "We look forward to exploring new ways to make the work of CCD relevant and meaningful."
About the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion
The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (CIDI) is a national not-for-profit organization focused on issues related to Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Human Rights management. CIDI works with Canadian employers to effectively manage issue diversity and inclusion (D&I) in their workplace.
SOURCE: Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion
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