/R E P E A T -- Media advisory: Join Catalyst and Scotiabank for the release of Building LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces: Engaging Organizations and Individuals in Change/

    TORONTO, May 29 /CNW/ - Despite legislated human rights protections for
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in Canada,
workplace barriers for LGBT employees persist creating a potential loss to
organizations needing to competitively engage and retain top talent. Fostering
more inclusive workplaces is critical to develop and sustain marketplace

    WHAT:  Catalyst will release new findings from its latest research report
           Building LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces: Engaging Organizations and
           Individuals in Change which explores LGBT inclusion in Canadian
           businesses. Catalyst will present insights and findings specific
           to LGBT women as well.

           Panel discussion and Q&A for audience and media follow
           presentation of findings.

    WHO:   Deborah Gillis, Vice-President, North America, Catalyst
           Sylvia Chrominska, Scotiabank Group Head, Global Human Resources
            and Communications
           Christine Silva, Senior Associate, Catalyst
           Cory Garlough, Scotiabank Vice President,
            Global Employment Solutions
           Esther Dryburgh, Partner - Financial Services Sector,
            Global Business Services, IBM Canada Ltd.
           Michael Bach, National Director of Diversity,
            Equity and Inclusion, KPMG LLP (Canada)

    WHEN:  June 3, 2009, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDST

    WHERE: Schooner Room, 4th Floor
           Scotiabank, 44 King St. West, Toronto, Ontario

For further information:

For further information: North American media are invited to call in to
listen to the discussion. For further information or to arrange for an
interview following the event, please contact: Charmain Emerson, Building
Blocks Communications, (416) 588-8514, charmain@building-blocks.ca; Susan
Nierenberg, Catalyst, (646) 388-7744, snierenberg@catalyst.org; Ann DeRabbie,
Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 933-1344, Ann_DeRabbie@scotiacapital.com

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