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Jennifer Tory is honoured with African Canadian Achievement Award

On February 21st, Jennifer Tory was honoured with a Founders Award at the 2015 African Canadian Achievement Awards, recognizing her contribution towards promoting multiculturalism. Jennifer has a long standing history of championing diversity and working tirelessly to create opportunities for women, LGBT and visible minorities, both at RBC and in the community.

“It takes strong leadership to effect the kind of change that results in a truly representative, inclusive workplace,” said Dave McKay, President and CEO, RBC. “Jennifer has been at the forefront of helping RBC to advance many initiatives that have helped us bring together the unique talents and experiences of our colleagues. On behalf of RBC, congratulations on winning this well-deserved award.”

Jennifer joined RBC’s former CEO, Gord Nixon as a founding member of the global Diversity Leadership Council and served as Chair of the Canadian Banking Council until taking on her current role as P&CB’s Group Head. Her passion and commitment to creating a more inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to realize their full potential has earned her several prestigious awards over the years, including:

  • Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Diversity Award, from the Black Business and Professional Associationís at their annual Harry Jerome Awards (2013)
  • Diversity Award from Planet Africa (2012)
  • Catalyst Canada Honour for Championing Women in Business (2011)

When accepting the award, Jennifer acknowledged “all African Canadians who have made a difference, and continue to make a difference, in shaping the kind of society we are - and aspire to be.”


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