The recipients of the City's first Diversity, Race Relations and Inclusivity Awards were recognized at Council's December 3 meeting. Winners were announced in five categories.
Small Business and Small Labour
Rogers Television (London and Regions)
Corporations, Large Business and Large Labour
Western University's Indigenous Services
LUSO Community Services, London Cross Cultural Learner Centre
and South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre
Social/Community Services (including Not-for-Profits), Education and Training
Regional HIV/AIDS Connection
Youth/Young Adult Groups or Organizations
"These awards honour your contributions and showcase programs and projects that welcome and improve the quality of life for all Londoners," said Mayor Joe Fontana. “It is a great pleasure to pay tribute to you today. Your passion and achievements reflect what is good and fair in our city. As a community, we have built awareness and fostered discussion on diversity, inclusion and human rights through the Race Relations Award the City introduced in 2000. The expanded criteria of the awards we are now presenting allow a broader scope of diversity and inclusion achievements to be recognized and celebrated."
Londoners are invited to nominate organizations they consider a deserving candidate for the annual Diversity, Race Relations and Inclusivity Awards. The awards are presented at closest possible Council meeting date to December 10 - Human Rights Day. Visit www.london.ca/DRRIaward for details on the nomination process.