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TEKsystems to Celebrate WorldPride 2014; Hosting Event Featuring Activist and Athlete Scott Heggart

Jun 19, 2014 | HANOVER, MD | For media inquiries, please contact us at

Toronto, Ontario – June 18, 2014 – TEKsystems®, a leading provider of IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services, will host an event during WorldPride 2014 in Toronto for local businesses to network and celebrate the importance of diversity in the workplace.

The event, hosted by the TEKsystems Toronto office, will feature comments by activist and openly gay athlete Scott Heggart. Heggart, who was a high school hockey player when he came out, will speak about his personal experiences and the change that can be achieved when like-minded groups partner to tackle challenges. Scott will also talk about his involvement with the You Can Play Project, which is dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports and ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes regardless of their sexual orientation.

“WorldPride is an international celebration of the history, culture and progress of global LGBT communities that TEKsystems is honored to be a part of. Diversity and inclusion are pillars we stand on as a company that we truly believe make us a more competitive organization,” says John Chafin, Director of Business Operations at TEKsystems’ Toronto office. “We see this as an opportunity to not only celebrate everything WorldPride stands for, but also to build partnerships and relationships with organizations that share our values on the importance of diversity and inclusion.”

About TEKsystems

People are at the heart of every successful business initiative. At TEKsystems, an Allegis Group company, we understand people. Every year we deploy more than 80,000 IT professionals at 6,000 client sites across North America, Europe and Asia. Our deep insights into IT human capital management enable us to help our clients achieve their business goals–while optimizing their IT workforce strategies. We provide IT staffing solutions and IT services to help our clients plan, build and run their critical business initiatives. Through our range of quality-focused delivery models, we meet our clients where they are, and take them where they want to go, the way they want to get there.