Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair honoured as ‘champion for diversity’
Published On Mon, 19 Mar 2012
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair will be honoured on Friday for his efforts in promoting diversity.
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Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair is being honoured as a “champion for diversity.”
The award, to be presented Friday by the Diversity Business Network, honours Blair for his success in the implementation of diversity strategies. Blair is credited with promoting diversity in the workplace and for his commitment to building positive relationships with the diverse communities across the city, the business group says.
“Chief Blair has set a benchmark for diversity achievement as Chief of Police of Toronto,” says Courtney Betty, president and founder of DBN in a news release. “The service and commitment infused within the Toronto Police Services in cultural diversity and representation reflects Blair’s overall contribution in building a police force that will grow with this world-class city.”
Blair was appointed chief in April 2005. The force employs more than 5,500 police officers and 2,200 civilian employees, the largest municipal police service in Canada and one of the largest in North America.
The Canadian Diversity Leadership Award will be awarded Friday at the Canadian Supplier Diversity Conference at the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place.
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