Pride at Work Canada

June 21, 2013 10:00 ET

Premier Kathleen Wynne to Speak at Annual ProPRIDE Event During Toronto's Pride Week

Pride at Work Canada membership expands to more than 50 leading national and regional employers committed to LGBT inclusion at work.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 21, 2013) - Pride at Work Canada is thrilled to announce that the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, will deliver special guest remarks at ProPRIDE 2013.

What: Canada's largest professional networking event for the LGBT community
When: Thursday, June 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Official remarks at 5:45 pm
Media check-in by 5:30 pm
Where: Sony Centre (1 Front Street East, Toronto)
Who: Premier Kathleen Wynne
Matt Petersen, Chair, Pride at Work Canada
Brent Chamberlain, Executive Director, Pride at Work Canada

2013 marks a milestone in Canadian politics and for Kathleen Wynne's political career as she became the first female Premier in the Province of Ontario, and the first openly gay Premier in Canada. Prior to becoming Premier, Wynne's political pedigree included several Ministerial roles, including Ontario Minister of Education, Ontario Minister of Transportation, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.

As stated on the Premier's official website, Premier Wynne and "her government are guided by the values that knit this province together: fairness, diversity, collaboration and creativity."

Brent Chamberlain, Pride at Work Canada's Executive Director comments, "Given Premier Wynne's firm commitment to making the province a great place to live and work for all citizens including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified (LGBT) community, we are extremely honoured to have her speak at our event."

About Pride at Work Canada

Pride at Work Canada was founded in May 2008 by a group of dedicated individuals with a vision - to improve the climate of inclusiveness for LGBT employees in the workplace. The aim of the group was to ensure that LGBT diversity and inclusion had a place on the agenda of mainstream businesses by winning the support of National and Regional Partners.

A volunteer-led non-profit organization, Pride at Work Canada is governed by its Board of Directors - consisting of volunteers from across the country - and an Executive Director. Symbolic of our commitment to diversity, Pride at Work Canada's 50+ Partners come from a wide range of sectors, including: telecommunications, financial services, energy, management consulting, law, retail, and the public sector.

1000+ professionals, working for organizations committed to LGBT inclusion in the workplace, will attend ProPRIDE 2013. In addition to networking and celebrating LGBT-milestones over the past year, guests will be truly inspired by the words of our Premier; they will, when they leave the event, be reminded that a "proudly me" mentality in the workplace - the theme of ProPRIDE 2013 - is critically important to the growth and bottom line of all organizations.

ProPRIDE 2013
Sony Centre, 1 Front Street East, Toronto
Thursday, June 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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