The Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Diversity decided to cease its day-to-day operations.
I am writing to inform you that due to funding challenges the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Diversity (CCD) has decided to cease its day-to-day operations after a year-long effort to maintain its programs concerning the importance of diversity and inclusion within Canadian society. This decision was reluctantly made at a Board of Directors meeting on Monday, September 23 following a careful review of all options available to the Board in this regard.
Over our 65-year history we have delivered a number of critical diversity education programs across the country thanks to our dedicated staff, and our generous donors. Our commitment to educating Canadians on diversity, difference and inclusion has served as a catalyst for other organizations who continue their efforts around similar awareness programs. We are proud of our accomplishments in helping others achieve their inclusivity goals.
On a daily basis we have seen the benefits that our programs have brought to students across Canada. I want to thank our Board for serving as our champions and for their help in ensuring the creation of safer, more inclusive environments in our students’ schools and communities.”
Finally, thank you for your dedication and support over the years. To see the difference we have made is inspiring and I am honoured to have worked with you to help turn our vision into reality. The Board will now liaise with other like-minded charities in order to determine if any of its programs can be carried on through a new provider. We know you and others will continue to carry on our mission to inform and educate Canadian society about the value of diversity, difference and inclusion in your daily lives.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Janice O’Born, Chair of the Board of Directors
The Canadian Centre for Diversity