Event Date: January 28, 2021
About the Forum
Diversity in the workplace refers to an organization that intentionally employs a workforce comprised of individuals of varying gender, religion, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, education, and other attributes. Diversity in the workplace leads to many benefits – both from an internal and external perspective. However, that doesn’t mean implementing diversity initiatives at work isn’t without its own set of challenges. Our Diversity Forum will focus on topics including, but not limited to, diversity policies, strategies for employing underrepresented groups, and building a culture of diversity.
Game Changer and Motivational Speaker
On a spring day in 2004, Orlando thought he was about to die. Pinned to the ground and enduring a savage beating, the then-CFL linebacker had been jumped by two plainclothes police officers, an injustice which was the first of many laid against him at the hands of the police force. He spent five seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Argos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, before the concussion he suffered at the hands of the police forced him to quit the sport.
Orlando is now the founder and executive Director of One Voice One Team Youth Leadership, which empowers youth to utilize leadership skills and talents to better themselves and their community. He has been repeatedly recognized for his incredible work. He was selected as one of the 2012 Diverse-City Fellows; is a recipient of a 2012 African Canadian Achievement Award; was bestowed with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013; and was the national 2014 Harry Jerome Award winner for community service.
Empowering others to overcome adversity, to find their passion, and to use their gifts to serve is the reason Orlando breathes.
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