Neill's leadership and vision was an integral component to the establishment of the Ontario Public Service (OPS) Positive Space program. Without his drive and passion for advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the OPS, I am unconvinced that the OPS would be in the position it is in today as one of top employers for diversity and as an inclusion leader. Beyond the policy framework left by Neill, he has also amassed a powerful network of colleagues who have been inspired to continue pushing forward the agenda that Neill and others started many years ago. Neill would be a wonderful agent of change for any organization he works for.
"I wanted to let you know that you did such a great job at our Ministry's All Staff Day presentation on Tuesday ... You are truly so talented, such a great presenter, and really engage people in such a wonderfully open and inclusive and safe way."
"Feedback from our colleagues was very positive. All of us gained new insights and awareness from the presentations."
"I am so very grateful for the work you've done. I wanted you to know the positive impact you've had on our family."
Neill Kernohan, left, and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne look up during the Pride flag raising ceremony at Queen's Park in Toronto, Canada on Monday, June, 23, 2014.