Government of Canada, City of Toronto, and Elevate to support diversity and inclusion in Canada’s tech sector

Media advisory

June 2, 2021

The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario and His Worship, John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto will announce support for the growth of underrepresented talent in the tech and innovation sectors.   

Minister Joly, Mayor Tory and D’Andre Wilson-Ihejirika on behalf of Elevate will answer questions from the media via virtual conference following the event.

Please note that details are subject to change. All times are local.

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  (Announcement)
10:35 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. (Media availability)

Location: To view announcement please visit the following site on Vimeo:

RSVP: Media are asked to submit their request to to receive the login information to access the media availability via Zoom. 


Catherine Mounier-Desrochers
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages  

Media Relations Office
FedDev Ontario

Lawvin Hadisi
Press Secretary
Office of the Mayor

Lisa Zarzeczny
Cofounder & Managing Director

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