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Toronto-Based Diversity: Trades People

toronto-based diversity: About 70 past and current Hammer Heads participants who rallied outside the Star last week say they did not experience abusive behaviour or racist language in the program as alleged by other past participants in complaints to the city, according to Toronto Star. Richard Lautens / Toronto Star With more than 100,000 skilled trades people in Ontario set to retire over the next decade, getting people into the trades is only part of the equation, she noted. I don't see a lot of visible minorities or women, the Toronto-based diversity and inclusion expert told almost 300 delegates and guests at the meeting in Niagara Falls this month. The more important part is making sure the people you have, and those who will arrive, feel safe, are seen and stay. Hammer Heads, which helps disadvantaged young people gain access to jobs in the construction trades, lost its contract with the city in July 2017 following complaints from participants about program director James St. Shrouder's keynote address comes at a time when a union-sponsored pre-apprenticeship program has come under scrutiny from both the City of Toronto and the province for allegations of abusive behaviour and racist language. ( As reported in the news.