COMMUNITY EVENTS 2014
During the month of March, an intiative that put forward by UNAC Quinte to join the UNESCO'S Coalition against Racism and Discrimintation was passed by the City of Belleville, making Belleville the 57th municipality to join the ongoing efforts to end discrimination and racism on all fronts. The evening took place at Bridge St. United Church and was very well attended with standing room only in the ceremony room. Joining us for the event was Mayor Neil Ellis of the City of Belleville along with Program officer Meaghan Brooks of UNESCO urged citizens to make Belleville's enlistment "not just a token event" and called upon council to identify the most pressing issues locally by gathering data and creating an action plan within 1-2 years. Please visit our gallery for some pictures from this great event!
During the month of May, UNAC-Quinte held a terrific event titled "The Business Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace". We had special guest speaker Michael Bach, CEO and founder of the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion come and talk to us about Belleville Statistics and the lack of movement of immigrants moving to the area. Mr. Bach presented a very thorough power point which highlighted the best practices to accomodate new comers to the area and what special skills they bring to the work place. The event was well attended at Loyalist college and was followed by a very delicious light supper by the chefs at the college. Please check out our gallery for some slides from Mr. Bach's presentation as well as some pictures from the event.