With the decision of the Hosting Committee of 7th Annual Dialogue & Friendship Dinner, IDI Toronto will give “Excellence in Community Service” Awards to the following individuals/institutions:

– Matt Galloway, CBC Radio, Metro Morning Host
For becoming a voice for the voiceless communities, and for providing publicity for important community projects in the GTA as the host of Metro Morning of CBC Radio.

– Toronto Community Foundation (TCF), Rahul K. Bhardwaj (President & CEO) will receive the award on behalf of TCF.
For their several projects aiming at strengthening communities such as the “Recipe for Community” project.

Award Ceremony will take place during the IDI Toronto’s 7th Annual Dialogue & Friendship Dinner on January 12th, 2012 at Royal York Fairmont, Imperial Room.

7th Annual Dialogue & Friendship Dinner with the theme

Thursday, January 12th, 2012 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
The Fairmont Royal York, Imperial Room

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri, President & Vice Chancellor of York University
Dr. Usha George, Dean of Community Services at Ryerson University

Robert Fisher, CBC Radio Journalist

Hosting Committee
– Joe Daniel, MP for Don Valley East
– Judy Sgro, MP for York West
– Cheri DiNovo, MPP for Parkdale-High Park
– Joe Mihevic, City Councillor for St. Paul’s West
– William Blair, Chief of Toronto Police Service
– Gary Polonsky, Chair of Canada Science & Technology Museum Board of Trustees
– David Rivard, Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
– Paul Gooch, President of Victoria University in the University of Toronto
– Abdul Hai Patel, President of Ontario Multifaith Council
– Damian MacPherson, Director, Ecumenical & Interfaith Affairs, Archdiocese of Toronto
– Armand La Barge, Retired Chief of Police, York Region
– Karen Hamilton, Minister, United Church of Canada