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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

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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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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

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100% Success!

The exclusive event of the Diversity Leaders Alliance Cocktail reception Launching on  Sept/14 Wed. at the VIP Members Lounge at Toronto City Hall was just incredible!

We under promised and over delivered !  Comments: “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

The place was absolutely packed with over 200 vibrant guests. It was incredible. A full house with VIP business and professional guests as well as dignitaries, Consuls, musicians, dancers and top notch ( “very abundant”) quality food and drinks were enjoyed by all.  The networking and socializing went on all evening and great connections started happening already.

We had nothing but praises and kind words, encouragement and “good vibes” from everyone present.

  • Minister of Research, Innovation and Science Reza Moridi, (on behalf of the Premier), City Councilor Joe Mihevc (on behalf of Mayor John Tory), Alex Beduz from  the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Michael Hopkins, Executive Director of the Provincial Committee Air Cadet league Canada, Andreas Kalogiannides of Music Business in Toronto, Laura Siegel, of Laura Siegel Collection, a star Young Entrepreneur, Consuls, and Media, all contributed to make the Launching a success.