Diversity awards to be presented  at TCBN gala

David Moody, President and CEO of C. D. Moody Construction Company, Inc.,  one of the largest African-American-owned construction companies in  the United States,  will  be the guest speaker at the first annual province-wide Building Diversity Awards (BDA)  at a virual gala to be presented by the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN)  on May 13.

Awards will be presented to contractors, unions and client/owners as well as industry champions “who are leading in diversity, equity and inclusion, “says a news release from TCBN.

“Supporting real efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in the construction industry is where we must stand,” said Richard Whyte, Chief Estimator, Toronto Civil Division, EllisDon.

“Supporting initiatives like the NexGen Builder’s Mentoring program for Black youth is one of the reasons we’re proud to be a sponsor of the first Annual Building Diversity Awards and TCBN,”  he  added.

The entertainment program at the gala will include performances from Quincy Bullen, King, Nataga Shachu and spoken word artist Hannah Flores.

After the awards ceremony, there will be a “speed mentoring opportunity ” to connect aspiring trades people  with some of the leaders in the industry.

For more information, visit buildingdiversity.ca/gala