2014 Diversity Symposium
May 07, 2014
On May 7, 2014 the Association for New Canadians hosted its sixth annual Diversity Symposium. Dr. Rob Greenwood, Director of Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, set the stage for the Symposium by addressing the theme of Fueling Growth: Linking Immigration, Economic Development, and Diversity in Newfoundland and Labrador. In his keynote address, Mr. Ken Marshall, President - Atlantic Region at Rogers Communications Inc, discussed the business case for enhancing diversity, the positive effects of Rogers Diversity Program and related success stories, as well as the values and benefits of diversity in the workplace. Following his remarks, Mr. Marshall joined a panel of key stakeholders, including Sharon Horan, President, St. John's Board of Trade, and Deidre Ayre, Studio Head and Director, Other Ocean Group Canada Ltd., to discuss issues related to diversity in the workforce, attracting and retaining immigrants, and the important role that immigration can play in meeting the needs of businesses throughout the province. Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event.