The Honourable Edward W. Ducharme Award of Distinction


Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Doors Open:12:00pm
(Lunch is served 12:30pm, concludes 2:00pm)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Cassano - Retired Professor of Linguistics 

Location: St. Clair Centre for the Arts - 201 Riverside Dr. W. Windsor, ON

·       Tickets: $100 ($75 tax receipt)

RSVP by Friday, October 5


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2018 Recipient

Dan began a public service career in 1972 and held a variety of roles with the same organization, now known as Service Canada. While working as the HRDC Director, he forged strong community partnerships between the federal government and city/county administrations. From April 2002 to March 2005 Dan was the Senior Advisor on Equity and Diversity working in Ottawa and Gatineau. Dan returned to Windsor in April 2005 and until his retirement in April 2006, served as the Director of the Greater Ontario Area for Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Of the many assignments he had while employed in the federal public service, one of the most rewarding was his leadership role with the Equity and Diversity portfolio at the regional and national levels. This work gave him the opportunity to influence positive change in the public service with respect to hiring and employment of visible minorities, aboriginals and persons with disabilities. In 2003, the President of the Treasury Board presented him with the Equity Diversity Award in recognition of his work in this area.

Dan has always sought out opportunities to serve his immediate community, through his association as a volunteer or board member with a variety of agencies and municipal organizations. From 1994 – 1997, Dan served the Windsor community directly as a City Councillor, during which time he was active on a number of municipal committees and boards. From spring 1998 until his departure for Ottawa in April 2002, Dan was a member of the Windsor Police Services Board, serving as the Vice-Chair in 2001 and 2002.

Since retiring, Dan has been involved in a variety of consulting activities, and has continued to be active in volunteer work. Dan welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the development of education and community programs through his work on the St. Clair College Board of Governors.

Dan is married to Pamela, has a son and two grandsons.







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