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CHUM Limited Launches Diversity Online
CHUM Limited announced this week the launch of Diversity Online, a CHUM initiative to be administered through Citytv Vancouver.  Diversity Online is a free online database providing all media with unprecedented, direct access to over 300 dynamic and articulate subject experts representing diverse communities from every province and territory, including aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, gay and lesbian people, youth and people with disabilities. “By providing access to new experts from diverse communities, Diversity Online addresses a recommendation made in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Task Force on Cultural Diversity (2004), and the Association’s 2005 report on Presence, Portrayal and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Television Programming,” said Sarah Crawford, CHUM Limited’s Vice President, Public Affairs.

Founded in 1986, by the Independent Living movement, the Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres (CAILC) is the national umbrella organizations, representing and coordinating the network of Independent Living Resource Centres (ILRCs) at the national level.

CAILC is a national, bi-lingual, non-profit organization, and is governed by a Board of Directors which is comprised of a majority of people with disabilities.

Canscene is a free Canadian news and information service to help you understand this multicultural country of ours. Canscene vigorously supports Canadian unity, the maintenance of a strong Canadian identity and the role of diversity within that identity. is a website that informs, communicates, celebrates and provides a forum for the active acceptance of diversity.

Innoversity is a not-for-profit organization that aims to increase cultural diversity in media and cultural institutions and bridge the gap between these organizations and the diverse population they serve.


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