Crown Princess met diversity in Toronto

Crown Princess Mette-Marit greet on Mads Pinnerød from HeproTORONTO, CANADA.Crown Princess Mette-Marit greet on Mads Pinnerød from Hepro.Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

The Norwegian Crown Prince and Princess demonstrated that cultural diversity is a competitive advantage at a meeting with successful companies in Toronto.

‘Social innovation’ and ‘diversity’ were the watchwords at the seminar attended by Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon for the opening of the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) in Toronto on Wednesday, the last day of their Canada visit.
Success Stories
At the seminar they met companies that have done well, and learned that the key to success is to not let disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation limit participation in the workplace.
This in turn has contributed to the development of enterprise and increased market opportunities.
Toronto is a very multicultural city.  Diversity work is practiced actively, and is seen to have an important competitive advantage internationally, which  encourages in  attracting and retaining the best talent.
Norwegian businesses
During the morning, the prince and  princess also saw a presentation of Norwegian ‘medtech’ companies and a Norwegian tunnel collaborative project.
Later in the day, there was a flower laying ceremony at Little Norway Park, Harbour Front Park and Recreation Area, for the City of Toronto.
The memorial park was opened by the (then) Crown Prince Harald in September 1976.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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