Saturday November 7 –
Michael Way Skinner is a pioneer in Ontario on diversity, equity and inclusion. A passionate and spirited advocate of equity opportunities, his leadership has made a significant impact on the lives of so many in our York Catholic community and beyond.
Michael’s First Nations heritage provides him with a unique sensitivity and perspective about the realities of First Nations peoples. His own family represents a rich diversity of races, cultures, and abilities. Together with his wife, Christine, they and their family of five beautiful children embody diversity in every way.
Michael’s work with the LGBTQ community is widely recognized. He was the lead writer for “All God’s Children”, a resource providing pastoral support to LGBTQ students. Michael delivered the keynote address at the 2013 conference of the Catholic Association of Lesbian and Gay Ministries and was awarded the Canadian Society of Yad Vashem’s Merit Award of Excellence for Holocaust Education in 2007.