The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) has announced the winners of its national diversity short film competition. They are Dawn Bird (Saskatchewan), Fernando Dalayoan (Manitoba), Alan Wong (Manitoba) and Kristina Esposito (Toronto). The competition was conducted by ACTRA’s diversity committee and was the first of its kind within the union. ACTRA hopes the competition will promote and reflect the diversity in Canada with the stories that shared on screen. Films are expected to be completed by January. ACTRA has also announced that Spirit Synott is recipient of the Canadian Labour Congress’ 2014 Carol McGregor Award for Disability Rights Activism for her efforts to increase diversity and accessibility within the industry.
The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries annually presents its Excellence in Governance Awards to recognize the important contribution that governance professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value in Canada. Among the winners for 2014 was the Hamilton Community Foundation which received the award for Best Practices to Enhance Boardroom Diversity.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) presented its national awards last month. Among the winners was Delbert Lou-Hing, from Burnaby, British Columbia, this year’s recipient of the Consumer Involvement Award for promoting the inclusion of people with mental health issues both inside and outside of the CMHA.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has announced its 2015 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey. 971 businesses were rated in the report, based on their LGBT-related policies, practices, and workplace equality.For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index and to read the complete report, www.hrc.org/cei.
The Diversity League Table, a list compiled by the Black Solicitors Network, has been released. The list ranks the top 100 law firms in the UK, according to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability. Firms participate on a voluntary basis. For the complete of winners, http://bit.ly/1AlZLjG.
While McDonald’s Restaurants was the overall winner of the 2014 Personnel Today Awards, GE Capital captured the Award for Diversity & Inclusion. For the complete list of winners, http://www.personneltoday.com/awards/.
At its annual Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference last month, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) presented a brand new award honouring outstanding work in the disability sector. The Multicultural Excellence Award in the People with Disabilities category went to Duracell and the Creative Team at Saatchi & Saatchi.
Every year the Diversity Recruiters Network (DNR) presents a national award program recognizing corporations, individuals, community organizations and media for actively supporting diversity in the community and the workplace. This year’s winners of the Diversity Spirit Achievement Award™ are Ed Escobedo, vice president, Apollo Education Group, and H. Walker, education director, McDonald’s Restaurants.
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