First Ever Study of Diversity in Leadership in the GTA

    Ryerson University and DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership
    Project Release Report

    TORONTO, May 21 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:   DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project and the
            Diversity Institute at Ryerson University will release the
            inaugural DiverseCity Counts Report, highlighting the number of
            visible minorities in senior leadership roles across the
            corporate, public and voluntary sectors in the GTA. It is the
            first time that research has been done GTA-wide on this important

    WHY:    Previous research has shown a link between diverse leadership and
            prosperity. DiverseCity Counts provides a benchmark on our
            ability to leverage the GTA's diversity.

    WHEN:   Wednesday, May 27, 2009
            Briefing begins at 10 a.m. sharp
            Doors open for media check-in and set-up at 9:30 a.m.

    WHO:    Ratna Omidvar, President, Maytree
            David Pecaut, Chair, Toronto City Summit Alliance and Senior
             Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
            Sheldon Levy, President, Ryerson University
            The Honourable Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and
            Dr. Wendy Cukier, Associate Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management
             and founder of the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University
            Dr. Margaret Yap, Assistant Professor and Director, Diversity
             Institute, Ryerson University.

    WHERE:  Ryerson University
            George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
            245 Church St., 3rd Floor Atrium

    About DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project

    DiverseCity is the latest project of Maytree and the Toronto City Summit
Alliance. With its eight initiatives, the project will change the face of our
region's leadership. It will expand our networks, strengthen our private and
public institutions, advance our knowledge on the role of diversity in
leadership and track our progress. For more information, visit

    About the Diversity Institute in Management and Technology at Ryerson

    The Diversity Institute in Management and Technology is located in the
Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The
Diversity Institute undertakes diversity research with respect to gender,
race/ethnicity, disabilities and sexual orientation in the workplace. The goal
of the Institute is to generate new, interdisciplinary knowledge about
diversity in organizations to contribute to the awareness and the promotion of
equity in the workplace. Visit for more information.

For further information:

For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Julia Howell, DiverseCity
Counts, (416) 402-4274,; Emma Jowett, Counsel Public
Relations, (416) 909-6463; Kathleen Powderley, On behalf of the Ted Rogers
School of Management, Ryerson University, (416) 803-5597,

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