Skills for Change focuses on Diversity in the workplace with upcoming conference

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Skills for Change is pleased to present the 6th annual Diversity@Work conference taking place on February 19, 2015, at St. James Cathedral Centre (65 Church Street, Toronto), and we are excited to announce our keynote address to be co-presented by the Hon. Pam McConnell, Deputy Mayor of the City of Toronto, and Dr. Winnie Ng, CAW Sam Gindig Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University.

The Diversity@Work conference theme for 2015 is "Exploring the Complexities of Diversity: Age, Gender, Culture and Competencies", and will bring together business professionals from organizations across the GTA, who are interested in deepening their understanding of diversity and exploring its immense business potential. Speakers include diversity, equity, inclusion and human resource leaders from corporate Canada, legal experts and thought leaders who address the business and social case for diversity.

"Building on the success of last year's Diversity@Work conference, this year examines diversity in the workplace through multiple lenses including examining age discrimination, LBGT identities and creating an inclusive workplace, to name a few. We are thrilled to have the Hon. Pam McDonnell and Dr. Winnie Ng present our keynote address. We encourage organizations who wish to gain a better understanding of diversity inclusion within their work place, to participate in this important conversation." – Surranna Sandy, Executive Director, Skills for Change.

Skills for Change is committed to providing learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees to access and fully participate in the workplace and wider community.

Skills for Change is a United Way agency, funded by the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto.

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