Moving from inclusion policies to practice is more relevant today than ever for a successful economic recovery. Automation, COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement have shaped 2020 and challenged all organizations to act, especially to support newcomers, immigrants, and individuals from BIPOC communities.

Join our 11th Annual Diversity@Work conference to delve into the future of inclusion in the workplace towards a successful economic recovery.


9:10am – 9:15am:

Land Acknowledgement & Welcome Address

Surranna Sandy
(CEO, Skills for Change)

Anti-black racism at work: Beyond D&I should companies do respond to systemic workplace discrimination?

Grace-Edwards Galabuzzi
Ryerson University

Chanel Grenaway
Chanel Grenaway & Associates

Discrimination in the Workplace – what are my rights?

Wade Pozimoka
Ross & McBride

Brooke Stewart
DLA Piper

Kathryn Bird
Hicks Morley

Remote Work for Who? How to be an inclusive employer through a crisis

Monica H.Kang
Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

Farah Mohamed
Toronto Board of Trade

Vicki Liederman
Director of Student Recruitment, CPA Ontario

Data Driven Diversity and Inclusion

Dean Delpeache
Manager of Talent Acquisition, Fiix Software

Lindsay Clayborne
People and Culture Specialist, Fiix Software

Future of Work: What does the advent of automation mean for Equity-Seeking Groups?

Dr. Wendy Cukier
Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Academic Director, The Diversity Institute

Gail Strachan
Senior Employee Experience Strategist, Accenture

Jake Allen

Surranna Sandy
CEO, Skills for Change

Employment and Equity-Seeking Youth

Rahma Siad Togane

Sarah Harris

2020 has been a year of change and adaptability, that centred D&I. What lessons have we learned? What changes are companies committing to making and how will they pivot to ensure meaningful and impactful D&I at work? Join us for an enriching and thought-provoking discussion on issues that matter to you and us!

Dr. Denise O’Neil Green
Ryerson University

Sunil Johal
Director, Business Growth Services, City of Toronto

Surranna Sandy
CEO, Skills for Change

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Highlights From D@W 2019

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