Seal of TorontoDiversity is Our Strength is the city of Toronto’s motto, found at the bottom of our coat of arms. Given the importance of continually finding ways to strengthen dialogue, build bridges between communities and reduce discrimination, the Canadian Race Relations Federation (CRRF) recently held a very stimulating public roundtable presentation and discussion.

On January 20, 2015, “Diversity is Our Strength: Challenges and Promises” was held at Toronto City Hall, the first in the Canadian Race Relations Foundation’s (CRRF) six-city series, The Urban Agenda: Race Relations and Multiculturalism in Canadian Cities.

The speakers were excellent and very worth listening to (see video below.) The panel  (giving their opening remarks in the video in the following order) included:

Wendy Cukier, Vice President, Research and Innovation, Ryerson University (at 14:00 in the video)

Nation Cheong, Director, Youth Initiatives, United Way Toronto (at 32:00 in the video)

Michael Adams, President and Founder, Environics Institute for Survey Research (at 42.00 in the cideo)

The Urban Agenda: Toronto 2015 CRRF Roundtable