TORONTO – The Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management announces its support for http://www.diversityvotes.ca. In partnership with Andrew Griffith and MIREMS, http://www.diversityvotes.ca will promote and foster cross-cultural communications Canada-wide.
“Diversityvotes works to highlight the value of Canada’s diverse communities” says project founder Andrew Griffith. “Our goal is to bring attention and easy access to data and stories that matter to Canada’s diverse Canadians and amplify those voices by giving them a platform.” “We are delighted to partner with http://www.diversityvotes.ca ,” said Stephen Azzi, Director of the Riddell Program. “It is essential for anyone working in the political field to understand Canada’s ethnic media.”
Diversityvotes.ca is an easy to use interactive website marrying data with ethnic media to provide:
• More in-depth understanding of riding characteristics, and how these interact with electoral strategies;
• Wider awareness of how national and local issues are portrayed in community and regional ethnic media to increase accountability of ethnic-oriented media strategies;
• Allow for more informed discussion regarding ethnic voting patterns and issues; and,
• Greater responsibility of candidates and political partiers of their messaging to different groups.
http://www.diversityvotes.ca is a national project that aims to bring together national expertise in diversity demographics and diversity’s discourse together to connect, empower and educate. The online hub will combine the impact of statistics and stories into a new, useful and powerful tool for citizens, journalists, researchers, academics, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
About the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management
Founded in 2011, the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management is the first in Canada to offer a one-year master’s degree in applied politics. The program’s graduates work in political offices throughout Ottawa and the provincial capitals as political aides, government relations professionals, communications consultants, and pollsters.
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Associate Professor and Director, Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management
Environics Institute Fellow, Multicultural Meanderings, Author