Celebrating Debbie Douglas


OCASI is proud to report that over the next few weeks, Debbie Douglas - Executive Director will be recognized by different groups, for her work in championing equity for diverse communities.

Pioneers for Change Award

2017 Award for Excellence in Community Engagement

The Pioneers for Change Awards Gala by Skills for Change is now in its 25th year. It represents a championing of the vision of a diverse and inclusive Canada, and its ongoing commitment to identify and break down barriers so that newcomers not only succeed, but also thrive. Skills for Change is known for pioneering programs that respond to shifting immigration and workplace trends and lead to employment. The Gala will be held on June 14, 2017 at St. James Cathedral Centre in Toronto.

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Inspire Awards

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Inspire Awards honour the most inspiring people, youth, businesses and organizations in the LGBTQ community in the Greater Toronto Area. They are presented by Pink Play Mags & The Pink Pages Directory, Toronto Leather Pride (Heart of the Flag Federation), Fife House, Ontario Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Northbound Leather, The Imperial Court of Toronto, Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto Trans Alliance, AIDS Committee of Toronto. The Awards will be held on June 2 at University of Toronto Hart House.

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