Video on demand | Original air date: June 12, 2018

The #metoo movement has heightened employee sensitivity to diversity and inclusion issues, bringing them to the top of the international leadership agenda.

With candidates, employees, shareholders and customers all paying closer attention to diversity issues, it’s never been more important to get your diversity and inclusion program right.

This transformative online course will provide HR professionals with information to benchmark your diversity strategy and enhance your employer brand.

  • What are the key differences between gender-blindness and true gender intelligence?
  • Leveraging different perspectives to drive innovation
  • How can diversity add a broader service range to a company?
  • How to talk to managers and employees about diversity

Improve your company’s employer brand, decision-making and performance with a strong diversity and inclusion strategy.

Register today.


1 HRPA CPD credit hour 

About the instructors

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Colin Druhan, Executive Director, Pride at Work, Canada

Colin is committed to improving the climate of inclusiveness in Canadian workplaces and bringing down barriers to employment for LGBT people. As Executive Director he maintains operational accountability for the delivery of the organization’s national strategy, programs, and initiatives. Previous to Pride at Work Canada he has held positions at the Student Association of George Brown College, The 519 Church Street Community Centre, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Inside Out LGBT Film and Video Festivalwhere he has led or supported work related to volunteer management, community and partner stewardship, corporate sponsorships, employee engagement programs, staff training and education.



Dion Carter, Manager, Diversity & Equity, CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

Dion Carter is the Manager, Diversity and Equity CAMH (Centre for Addictions and Mental Health) in Toronto. His portfolio is responsible for Diversity, Accessibility, Human Rights and Employment Equity. He is also a college instructor where he teaches compensation and benefits as well as sociology courses.

Dion has a passion for sharing knowledge, collaborating, coaching, counseling and training across his portfolio and routinely works with all levels of staff at the hospital, including uppermost senior staff members.

With a 30 year track record in HR operational management, Dion has become well versed in employment law related considerations relevant to his role. He uses a variety of tools and resources to support the needs of an employee who is being supported through conflict within the workplace or requires an accommodation. Dion has worked across industries including: automotive, non-profit, medical and educational sectors.

An active member of several communities, Dion has spent decades as a volunteer and advocate for himself and others. As a person himself living with a disability, Dion is in a unique position to fully appreciate diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Krystal Abotossaway, Diversity Partner, TD Bank & President of APAC

Krystal Abotossaway is a proud member of Aundeck Omni-Kanging First Nations and Chippewas of Rama First Nations. She received her honours human resource management degree from York University. In her current role at TD she manages specific diversity programs designed to attract and retain top talent indigenous enterprise wide.

As an urban indigenous woman, she continuously look for ways to create social impact. Her primary focus is indigenous women in leadership as well as youth.

Outside of her role as TD's Diversity Partner, she is proud to serve as the President of the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada, a not for profit organization focused on developing indigenous leaders. She is also a board member at Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training.


MODERATOR 

Sarah Saska, BAH, MA, Ph.D., Co-founder & Managing Partner, Feminuity

With the rise of the innovation economy, algorithms and data-driven approaches are shaping our lives today and far into the future. Dr. Sarah Saska works to guide innovation (and the disruption that comes with them) to ensure that we build a future that benefits everyone, and brings everyone forward. 

While pursuing her Ph.D. at Western University, Sarah developed research on the importance of diversity in innovation. Realizing the importance of her research, Sarah became a fellow at MaRS Discovery District to gain the support she needed to translate her research into practice. Now, as the Co-Founder and CEO of Feminuity, Sarah is an internationally experienced diversity, inclusion, and belonging executive. Sarah and her team partner with innovative companies around the world to help them embrace diversity and inclusion strategies to design better products, processes, and services and to build company cultures where people feel they belong. 

Sarah is a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities at Western University,  Pique Fund II, and The MATCH International Women's Fund. She is a mentor with MentorU, and she sits on the Board of Directors for Wen-Do Women's Self Defence. Sarah has also twice been named amongst the Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. 

Sarah speaks internationally about the future of technology and its impact on people and has delivered a TEDx talk. Sarah has been featured in Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Financial Post, and New York Times.

Course curriculum

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