BLOOM! is CCDI’s signature spring gala, and gives us the unique opportunity to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of Canada’s diversity and inclusion professionals – those who are committed to diversity and inclusion across this country. In 2018, we are thrilled to present BLOOM! in both Toronto on April 26, 2018, and in Calgary for the first time on May 24, 2018!

Click here to view photos from previous BLOOM! 2016 and 2017.

Tickets cost $500 each for the event in Toronto, and $350 each for the event in Calgary.

Awards of Success

There are many awards – in Canada, and around the world – that recognize employers for their commitment to diversity and inclusion. Yet there are relatively few honours that acknowledge the people who work tirelessly to help make their workplaces, and Canadian society, more inclusive.

CCDI’s Awards of Success have been designed to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to diversity and inclusion here in Canada – whether internally to their organization or externally to the community at large.

We encourage you to nominate someone who deserves to be recognized as a leader in diversity and inclusion. Two winners per category will be selected – one for Eastern Canada (ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL) and one for Western Canada (MB, SK, AB, BC, YT, NT, NU). Nominations are accepted in the following categories:

Timeline for nominations:

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018: Nominations open (9:00 a.m. NFLD Standard Time)
  • Friday, March 16, 2018: Nominations close (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)
  • March 17 to March 30, 2018: Nomination review by judges
  • Monday, April 9, 2018: Shortlisted nominees informed
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018: Eastern Canada (ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL) winners announced in Toronto
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018: Western Canada (MB, SK, AB, BC, YT, NT, NU) winners announced in Calgary

Please review our Awards of Success FAQ prior to submitting your nomination.

Click here to view previous winners.

Sponsorship opportunities

Your participation in BLOOM! supports a stronger, healthier and more diverse country. Sponsorships are still open for recognition of your organization’s support of this exciting gala. Your gift will be recognized in some of the following ways:

  • Promotional advertising on the event website and in social media
  • On-site signage at the event
  • Public recognition of your company’s involvement at the event

Click here to view the BLOOM! sponsorship package.

To learn more about tickets, sponsorship, or to make a donation, please contact us at

Event details

April 26, 2018 – Toronto, ON

May 24, 2018 – Calgary, AB (NEW for 2018!)

You will receive a charitable tax receipt for a portion of the ticket price, based on the cost of the event.

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