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Viola Desmond's Nephew, Gord Neal“As Viola Desmond’s nephew and Wanda Robson’s son, I have a personal commitment to supporting the work of the Viola Desmond Chair.  As a working member of Corporate Canada, I also recognize the lack of diversity among my peers. Although Canada is increasingly becoming a more diverse society, our corporate management does not fully reflect this diversity.

I am passionate that the work of the Viola Desmond Chair will serve to “keep alive” my Aunt’s story. The Chair will encourage Black youth to pursue post-secondary education, Black women and men to pursue their business dreams, and work to remove the barriers that still exist today for Canada’s Black population.” – Gordon Neal, President, New Pacific Metals Corp.

If you would like to help extend the efforts of the Viola Desmond Chair in Social Justice through donation, please contact Sara Burke, Vice-President of Development or make your donation online today.