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May 28, 2010
Third General Conference of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination (CMARD)
Mayor David Miller will call on municipalities to adopt a Ten Point Action Plan at the third Conference of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination. The City of Toronto is hosting the conference with the Canadian Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Conference will share best practices for cities in Canada and globally to combat racism and discrimination.

Date: Monday, May 31
Location: City Hall, Council Chamber
Time: 12:50 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Mayor Miller will speak to Toronto's diversity and human rights strategy followed by a variety of speakers and workshops discussing the economic benefits of a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse population. Interested members of the public are invited to attend. Other speakers include:
• Dr. Hans Hesselmann, President of the European Coalition of Cities against Racism
• Secretary General David Walden of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO
• Professor Lesley Jacobs, Director Strategic Policy, York University.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contacts:
Cassandra Fernandes, Diversity Management and Community Engagement, 416-392-3834,
Anne McLaughlin, Strategic Communications, 416-397-5707,



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