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Award Winners Recognized

Tonight, Municipal Council celebrated this year’s recipients of the Diversity, Race Relations and Inclusivity Award (DRRIA), recognizing each group’s unique contribution in promoting public awareness of diversity, anti-racism, inclusivity and human rights in London:

  • N’Amerind London Friendship Centre
    Youth First Cultural Exchange
    (Category: Youth/Young Adults)
  • My Sister’s Place
    Helping Women, Helping People
    (Category: Social/Community Services Not for Profit)
  • M.I. understanding
    Pride Understanding
    (Category: Small Business/Labour)
  • Emancipation Day Organizing Committee
    Emancipation Day
    (Category: Social Community Services Not for Profit)
  • London Police Service
    Police Ethnic and Culture Exchange (PEACE)
    (Category: Large Business/Labour)

Throughout the year, nominations are accepted and then reviewed by the Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Committee.  Recommendations are then made to Municipal Council for consideration, with the annual awards ceremony taking place at the Council Meeting closest in date to International Human Rights Day on December 10.

“A sincere thank you to all of those who work day in and day out to make our city an accepting, safe and inclusive space for absolutely everyone,” said Mayor Matt Brown. “We want a city where everyone is free to be themselves, and this group has made that a priority.”

“It’s important we recognize and celebrate who advance London as a welcoming city,” says Rifat Hussain, Chair of the Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee.  “Promoting diversity and race relations in our communities creates a foundation of inclusivity from which everyone benefits.”

The DRRIA Awards began in 2000.  Find out more details on the nomination process.