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Building Diversity Awards return May 13

Building Diversity Awards return May 13

TORONTO — The Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN) will be hosting the annual Building Diversity Awards (BDA) program May 13 in Toronto.

BDA recognizes construction industry leaders advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in their workplaces through community benefits agreements and best practices developed by The Centre for Global Inclusion.

The presenting sponsor for the third annual event is Desjardins Group. TV personalities Patricia Jaggernauth and Sebastian Clovis will be the hosts for the evening, with the keynote delivered by real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant and award-winning broadcaster Majora Carter.

The work towards inclusion is timely as the largest generation of our time is retiring, and the pressure to find new workers increases, states the release, adding at the same time, billions of dollars are being invested in public infrastructure projects across the country.

The awards recognize industry leaders making internal systems changes to ensure Black, Indigenous and other racialized workers, including women, youth and newcomers, benefit from the expanding economic opportunities found in construction.

Recipients will be selected by a committee of diversity, equity and inclusion experts from inside and outside the industry.

The awards will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Design Exchange in Toronto.

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