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Dear Friends,


It is my pleasure to send you this call for nominations for the inaugural Champion of Diversity Award.   


This award will recognize outstanding individuals, groups and employers who play a crucial role in promoting immigrant success, economic growth, cultural diversity and inclusion in Ontario. Nominations can be submitted in one of the three (3) award categories:


  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding 
  • Business Leadership in Immigrant Employment 


To submit a nomination for this award:


a)    Visit ontario.ca/honoursandawards.

b)    Select the category based on award type.

c)     Click on the Champion of Diversity Award.

d)    Download the PDF form.

e)    Read the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully.

f)      Fill out the form, then submit it no later than May 15, 2017. Instructions for submitting your nomination package can be found on the website.


If you have any questions please call 416-314-7526, toll free 1-877-832-8622 or 

TTY 416-327-2391, or email ontariohonoursandawards@ontario.ca.


I hope you will take this opportunity to recognize the essential role that individuals, groups or employers play in championing the immigration experience in Ontario. 


Thank you for your attention to this important recognition program.




Laura Albanese