CBC/Radio-Canada Annual Public Meeting to focus on diversity and inclusion

CBC/Radio-Canada says the focus of this year’s annual public meeting will be the importance of diversity and inclusion in the collective cultural experience.

Set to take place in Edmonton at the Art Gallery of Alberta on Sept. 25, details of CBC/Radio-Canada’s new 2018-2021 Diversity and Inclusion Plan will also be shared.

The event will feature four panelists who will share their views on inclusivity and storytelling:

    • Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Mr. Kim, “Appa” in CBC’s Kim’s Convenience
  • Padminee Chundunsing, president of the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique
  • Patricia Bitu Tshikudi, journalist, ICI Manitoba
  • Dr. James Makokis, physician, author, community advisor for Indigenous Health

Catherine Tait, president & CEO, and Michael Goldbloom, Chair of the Board of Directors, will deliver brief remarks.

Andrew Chang, co-host, The National, and Myriam Fehmiu, host, ICI MUSIQUE, will emcee this year’s event.

For those unable to attend, the event will be broadcast live on Facebook with a webcast set to stream at www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/apm beginning at 11:30 a.m. (MDT) / 1:30 p.m. (EST).

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Connie Thiessen
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Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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