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The New Year’s Levee event was held at the Royalton Banquet Hall in Woodbridge.

About 400 guests were there to celebrate the New Year’s Levee. A fantastic breakfast was served and people enjoyed entertainment, socializing and networking.


Afroglobal Television Excelence Awards

Our collegues from Afroglobal Television and the Transformation Institute recognized and awarded the best people and organizations within the Afro-Canadian community.

It took place at the Meridian Arts Centre in North York.


2nd Annual George Floyd Memorial Lecture


Happy 17th Anniversary to Latin Life News

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Canadian Congress on Inclusive Diversity and Workplace Equity


DLA in the Community

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Diversity Leaders Alliance Joins the Annual Mayor’s Luncheon in Markham

The theme was innovation and diversity.  About 500 business people and entrepreneurs attended the luncheon and there was certainly a lot of networking going on.


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DLA at the Launching of the Nurture Watch

Once again a diverse young entrepreneur comes up with a product that can revolutionize the market.

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Out and About Sharing with Other Organizations

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Presenting the $5,000 Mentorship Program Certificate to the Air Cadet League of Ontario and a speech on behalf of the Diversity Leaders Alliance by Roberto Hausman for the Korean Olympics Flag Raising Ceremony in Queens Park.  He wished all the best to all athletes competing this year

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May 31 Event

Join us on May 31st! with our colleagues from the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,  at our next networking event with Hispanic professionals and friends of the community in diverse fields.  Members and non-members are welcome! Make new contacts and identify new prospects for your business and career.
You will have the opportunity to meet the THCC Board  and the DLA  Board at this event.  We will welcome ideas about how to improve our benefits and how we could best support you.
Please note that your ticket includes one drink and appetizers.  You can get your tickets here.   Please let us know as soon as possible if you will attend so we can have a better idea of the numbers.   We will also discuss an upcoming networking event in the early fall, as well as two vacancies on our Board of Directors.



Roberto Hausman

Our motto: “United we are stronger”



We are proud to host this event. Come do some networking with us and support great initiatives.
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Boston Pizza
5168 Yonge St

We are pleased to invite you for a great
event to help, mentor, and inspire youth
in need. Join us for an evening of food,
drinks, and music while supporting a
great cause!
The event will include door prizes and a
silent auction as well as Boston Pizza gift
certificates, jewelry boxes, fine wines, and
other amazing gifts will be raffled!
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“Moving Forward” (Mentorship Conference for Young Entrepreneurs)

We will  combine the “networking” and “mentorship” events into a one day “package”.  Date: March 29th, Wednesday

Theme :  “Moving Forward” (Mentorship Conference for Young Entrepreneurs)   Time: 6:30pm to 9 p.m.

What:  A full day workshop/conference with Business Leaders, Mentors and Entrepreneurs

Who:  100 participants from 7-10  different Ethnic/Diverse groups, ages 20 to 30 who are in business or want to get into a business/profession.

Where: Mowatt Block, Govt. of Ontario Building. Bay and Wellesley, Toronto (possible location)  or POSH Supperclub in the Yorkville area.

When: Wednesday, March 29/2017 From 6:30pm to 9:00 pm

Value: $45.00

Get your Ticket Here:

Why:   To mentor, inspire, coach young and-up-and-coming “diverse/ethnic” professionals and entrepreneurs who wish to improve their business skills, start up their own business, and/or learn about new possibilities into different careers..

EXPERT SPEAKERS FROM: *The Automotive industry *The technology/3D sector  *The Financial Services/Insurance  sector   *The Real Estate and Development sector and * The Hospitality  Industry/Hotel, Resort and Restaurants  sector.

Co sponsored by: Diversity Leaders Alliance, BDC,  Business Development Bank of Canada, Ontario Provincial Committee, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, and the Hungarian Consulate. Welcome and opening remarks by Reza Moridi Ontario Minister of  Research, Innovation and Science.

“Diversity in the workforce 2017” will be the theme.

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End of Year Celebration

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The Nigerian Canadian News


Diversity Leadership Alliance (DLA), a newly launched organization, aims to promote diversity in leadership and business among Canadian professionals and entrepreneurs. The organization’s goal is to facilitate professional development opportunities for business leaders and “leaders to be” coming from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. The exclusive launch of DLA took place at the VIP Members Lounge at Toronto City Hall on Wednesday September 14th, 2016, and was well attended by numerous Canadian leaders including Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation, and City Councilor Joe Mihevc. DLA knows that minorities are one of the fastest-growing segments of the labour force both locally and globally, and that shining the spotlight on diversity results in top business and economic performance. Not only is inclusiveness in the business world the right thing to do from a humanistic standpoint, it is also a strategy that delivers measurable and tangible results to organizations as they are able to reach and sell to all segments of society through having a workforce that truly gets how to connect with the masses. A diverse workforce prevents organizations from becoming too insular, and out of touch with its customer base. DLA’s President and visionary Founder Roberto Hausman truly believes in “cooperation, understanding, and the enhancement of our existing people and resources to be of the utmost importance”. His goal in founding DLA was to help people succeed professionally at the highest levels. Roberto and the other board members of DLA believe there is no doubt that today’s businesses should learn the value of diversity at all levels. Diversity can and should be a critical component of the business strategy that today’s leaders are seeking to implement, and should be recognized as a distinct competitive advantage. While research clearly demonstrates that diverse groups highly outperform non-diverse ones, current statistics demonstrate a lack of diversity in the C-suite. A key factor in this is exclusion from opportunities, networks and conversations that open doors to further development and promotion. DLA’s mission seeks to encourage and leverage the talent of current and future leaders, while fostering a sense of connectedness amongst peers. DLA feels that it’s no surprise that diversity at the top promotes diversity throughout the business, economic, and societal landscape. A diverse array of prominent leaders provides emerging leaders with role models that they can identify with. This creates an environment that helps those with diverse ethnic backgrounds to say, ‘If they can, I can’, which is a very important feeling that needs to be embedded in the next generation of leaders to help their success. The organization wants to make sure that our youth understand that they have support from the top. They want to set the tone for Canadian business culture by demonstrating their commitment and dedicating their personal time to working on inclusion for all. Samer Bishay, CEO of Iristel and SugarMobile, is one of DLA’s high profile board members and says that DLA’s vision is personally important to him as “the group helps to build a multi-ethnic community that bridges the gaps in business.” Mr.Bishay who was born in Cairo and moved to Nigeria as an infant where he spent much of his childhood, then eventually moved to Canada, credits much of his business success to his diverse cultural experiences. He says that “these experiences have directly strengthened his creativity, innovation, and imagination.” Furthermore he believes that his, “extensive cultural exposure has given him the ability to quickly adapt to various business situations, and seize opportunities.” As with President Roberto Hausman, Mr.Bishay strongly embraces the opportunity to contribute back to the community, and to share his experiences with the next generation. DLA’s next event is January 24th, 2017, and will focus on mentoring “young leaders to be”. Applicants who are between 20-30 years old, and aspiring to strengthen their professional or entrepreneurial skills are encouraged to apply at Selected applicants will receive free of charge a full day of mentorship from leading business executives and entrepreneurs. Readers of the Nigerian Canadian Newspaper are invited to a 6 month free membership to DLA, which can be accessed through



  • Happy to have been able to attend this amazing event..what an energy in the group  Food Entertainment. Awards..all good! Still very interested in engaging business professionals with disabilities to add a perspective to your Board and initiatives. You should be very proud of the impact YOUR work continues to have. Be celebrated for the gift that YOU are in the lives of so many!    Best,  Michael Mackenzie, Montage Support Services-Employer Engagement
  • Roberto,  Tonight’s event was a great success – Kudos to your vision and hard work on such wonderful launch! All the best,   Paul
  • Hi Roberto,  Congratulations you did a phenomenal job last night! Well done my friend! All the best, Jas
  • Top of the day Roberto. I did not know what quite to expect with the “Diversity Leadership Alliance” and I came open minded. WOW what an evening! If this is your inaugural meeting then I am very excited for the Air Cadets to be part of this exciting organization.  I would like my diverse company to participate with this organization. My partner & I are business consultants and one of our focuses is Leadership. You are an inspiration and my mother always said, hang around with people who you want to aspire to become… You! Thanks,  Steve  LEED Green Associate
  • It was indeed a great event.  I had  few wonderful conversations.  The jokes ( and the music)  were just terrific. Joe M.
  • Hello Roberto,  Last night event was a huge success!  Thank you for all your hard work and your brilliant idea in uniting the leaders. Thank you all for your support and making this event possible.   Regards, Nasser
  • Thank you for all your hard work! Great feedback from a lot of people who also successfully did networking at the event. Sarif
  • What a wonderful event, and let me tell you, I’m so proud to know you. You are a great person.   Yuri
  • “It was awesome. It was truly an incredible event, what a vision! Thank you for the hard work your team is doing. Extraordinary people together, make such a positive contribution to our economy. Please keep doing what you are doing. Congratulations! and lots more.
  • Querido Roberto,  Hats off to you for a great job well done. A fantastic evening that turned to be a huge success.  As we say in our Maltese tongue – PROSIT. Saludos,   Milo
  • Thank you  for an outstanding night and event. I am looking forward to many more. It was such a pleasure to meet and talk with everyone. So proud to be a part of this.  Regards, Sylvia
  • It was great to see you at the launch and many congratulation for your hard work. I enjoyed you speech very much. Hope our paths will cross soon.  Best- Sukhjit Singh, CCS
Upcoming Events

DLA First Annual Awards Gala

Save the day

Saturday September the 28th, 2019

Look forward to great speakers, entertainment, amazing food and meet the 10 award winners in person.

Location to be confirmed.