Innoversit​y Creative Summit

Innoversity Awards to be presented for outstanding achievement in diversity and leadership

Join us as five individuals receive awards at the Innoversity Creative Summit 2012 to recognize their work in making the media more inclusive and innovative by embracing the increasing cultural diversity of Canada.

The awards will be presented:
May 8 @ a special reception at the Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
Tickets to the Industry Reception & Awards Ceremony are included in the price of a 1 day or 2 day pass to the Summit.
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Susan Marjetti, Managing Director, CBC Toronto,will receive the inaugural Outstanding Leadership Achievement Award for helping to attract larger, more diverse audiences in both private and public broadcasting in Toronto, Halifax, Winnipeg and Fredericton. A champion of an inclusive media, Ms Marjetti believes successful TV and Radio programs must speak to and connect with an ever-evolving audience.  She has led well-known changes in broadcast programming. Since 2002, one of those programs – Metro Morning – has been the number one radio morning program in Toronto. It recently earned the top spot a record-breaking 42 times.
Innoversity will also present special “Angel Awards” to four individuals who have supported the organization’s efforts to make Canada’s media more creative and innovative by encouraging broadcasters to be more inclusive.

The Awardees are:

Karen Clout, Manager Regulatory Affairs, Shaw Media.  In this role she manages all diversity initiatives and relationships on the Shaw Media Broadcast side of the company. Karen sits on the board of Progress Career Planning Institute (PCPI), The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, the Innoversity Steering Committee, and is Advisor to the Chair for the Strategic Alliance of Broadcasters for Aboriginal Reflection (SABAR). She has performed a variety of roles in helping to shape and develop the Innoversity Summit over the years.
Sarah Crawford, Communications Consultant, is the former Vice President, Public Affairs for CHUM Limited and more recently, CTVglobemedia. A passionate advocate for cultural diversity, media literacy and accessibility for persons with disabilities, Sarah has played leading roles in making Canadian private broadcasting more inclusive and accessible. She has been recognized for her contributions and has spoken on these topics throughout Canada and internationally.Sarah is a board member for Integra Foundation, an advocate for children with mental health issues relating to learning disabilities.
Rita Shelton Deverell, former director of News and Current Affairs, APTN is currently the holder of Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. Her work has included roles as an academic, broadcaster, television producer, arts administrator,and theatre artist. A founder of the world’s first multi-faith and multicultural TV network, Vision TV, Rita was the first woman to lead a journalism program in Canada at the University of Regina. She is a two-time Gemini Award winner and was recognized in 2005 with the Order of Canada.
Tim Knight, journalism trainer and film maker, holds both Emmy and Sigma Delta Chi awards for excellence in TV journalism. Over the years he’s been writer, reporter, anchor, interviewer, war correspondent, documentary director, executive producer and communications coach. He currently writes the controversial media column Watching the Watchdog for Huffington Post Canada.He’s worked with three newspapers, and in television worked for ABC, NBC, PBS and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where he produced the CBC’s flagship news programme The National, headed CBC TV News, Ottawa, and for 10 years was executive producer and lead trainer, CBC TV Journalism Training.

Since 2002, Innoversity has been instrumental in bringing Canada’s main broadcasters together with creators from diverse backgrounds – Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities,  immigrants and many others – to make the media more innovative, creative and inclusive.

To register and for more information about the Innoversity Creative Summit please visit the website at, email or call 416-932-8284 or 416-932-2053.
The Innoversity Creative Summit
May 8 & 9, 2012 at the Appel Salon, 789 Yonge Street, 2nd floor 
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Presenting Sponsor: Bell Media  
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