Gina Valle speaks several languages and holds a PhD in Teacher Education & Multicultural Studies from OISE at the University of Toronto. In 2012 Gina was the recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for her significant contribution to diversity in Canada. In 2015 Gina received the distinguished Ordine al Merito from the National Congress of Italian Canadians, in recognition of her dedication to the advancement of diversity in Canadian society.
Gina is, above all, a diversity champion. She is the author of several books, Our Grandmothers, Ourselves: Reflections of Canadian Women and Teachers at Their Best - Enseignant sous leur meilleur jour, the curator of the photo exhibit Legacies that has been showcased at Canadian Embassies in Asia, Scandinavia and the Middle East; and the producer and director of an award-wining documentary on interfaith.
She is on the board of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) and the OMNI Advisory Council. Dr. Valle was invited to be a mentor for young girls at the Jean Augustine Girl's Leadership Academy, the only one of its kind in the Ontario public school system. Most recently, Gina launched a unique publishing house www.atonepress.ca, where she launched, in partnership with UNESCO, an exceptional multilingual book for children, The Best of All Worlds – Le meilleur monde imaginable. She is the founder of Diversity Matters.
In the video below, author Gina Valle speaks about her book, Our Grandmothers, Ourselves: Reflections of Canadian Women