Toronto was the first stop for the CRRF's six-city series A panel of thought-leaders came together to discuss Toronto's challenges in aligning the city's everyday realities with its motto, "Diversity Our Strength".
January 20, 2015 | Toronto City Hall
Celebrated as one of the most diverse cities in the world, Toronto is home to one of the largest and most diverse Aboriginal communities in Canada and represents more than 200 distinct ethnic origins. 50% of Toronto's population is foreign-born, and increasingly diverse with respect to religion.
We asked, "How do people of various cultural, social, religious and ethnic backgrounds live together harmoniously?"
The collective efforts of all three levels of government and community organizations have furthered pluralism, inclusion and Canadian values in Toronto; however, managing diversity and race relations in large cities with rapidly evolving demographics remains a daunting task.
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Moderator: Rahul K. Bhardwaj | Panellists: Michael Adams, Nation Cheong, Wendy Cukier | Opening Remarks: Toni Silberman
Toronto Welcome – Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 10 York Centre, Toronto
Responders – Patricia and Moses Mawa, Publishers, Silvertrust Media | Marina Nemat, Author and Writer | Donna Quan, Director of Education Toronto District School Board | Madeline Ziniak, Chair Canadian Ethnic Media Association