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Building safe and brave spaces

Posted on: June 9, 2021

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Devika Pandey, Manager, Learning and Knowledge Solutions

In a world where we consistently see polarization in thoughts, opinions, and perspectives, I often get asked questions around dismantling syst…

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Announcing our new Executive Director – Anne-Marie Pham

Posted on: March 1, 2021

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Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) is delighted to announce that effective March 1, Anne-Marie Pham became the charity’s Executive Director.

Anne-Marie was formerly Senior Director,…

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2019 Community Contributor of the Year, Eastern Canada: Marilyn Verghis

Posted on: October 15, 2019

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MacKenzie Pudwell

Marilyn Verghis holds a honours degree in International Development with double minors in Economics and Women Studies from McGill University. In both high-school and post-secondary …

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2019 Employer Initiative of the Year, Eastern Canada: Sobeys – Sensory Friendly Shopping Program

Posted on: September 25, 2019

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MacKenzie Pudwell

Sobeys Inc. has demonstrated a commitment to inclusion through the creation and implementation of their Sensory Friendly Shopping Program in Atlantic Canada. I sat down with Heather…

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2019 Community Contributor of the Year, Western Canada: Elise Ahenkorah

Posted on: September 13, 2019

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MacKenzie Pudwell

Elise Ahenkorah is the Founder and Inclusion Strategist at inclusion FACTOR, a data-driven equity, diversity and inclusion strategic planning firm. She is also the Founder and Execu…

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2019 Western D&I Practitioner of the Year: Dr. Valerie Pruegger

Posted on: September 5, 2019

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MacKenzie Pudwell

“I think the big assumption is, doesn’t it just happen?”

Dr. Pruegger hit the nail on the head - there is an assumption today that D&I work takes care of itself, it just happen…

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2019 Eastern D&I Practitioner of the Year: Zoya Zayler

Posted on: August 22, 2019

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MacKenzie Pudwell

Zoya Zayler leads Accenture’s national D&I strategy as the Canada Inclusion and Diversity Lead. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources from York University, and earned…

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2019 Western Employer Initiative of the Year: Tolko Industries – Leadership Impact for Women

Posted on: August 7, 2019

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MacKenzie Pudwell

Tolko Industries is a family owned and operated company that opened its doors in the 1950s. This family orientation drove the values of respect and integrity through the organizatio…

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Advantages of CCDI Culture Meter, Module 3, Identities - Focus Groups

Posted on: April 10, 2018

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Yuriko Cowper-Smith - Coordinator, Consulting

CCDI’s Culture Meter (focus groups) service is quickly becoming one of our more sought-after offerings, and we now have extensive experience conducting C…

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Gen Z – A generation to look up to

Posted on: December 21, 2017

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Preeti Nayak - Manager, Research and Knowledge Mobilization

An executive summary

Through our webinars and now this executive summary, CCDI has mobilized n-gen’s latest research and training to suppo…

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Bench. to support diversity initiatives across Canada with Fall Heritage Diversity Campaign

Posted on: September 7, 2017

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Inspired by the brand’s internal culture and strong commitment to inclusivity, global fashion retailer Bench is thrilled to announce the launch of its upcoming diversity campaign in support of Canadia…

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CCDI prepares to celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month in Calgary – is your business accessible?

Posted on: September 5, 2017

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Nadia Hinds - Manager, Communications

As you may be aware, Calgary MP Kent Hehr is the new minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. The appointment comes as Calgary city council gets ready to…

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Join us for a Community of Practice event!

Posted on: September 5, 2017

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Chris Huestis - Manager, Communications

Our Community of Practice events are interactive sessions designed to meet the needs and interests of diversity and inclusion, human rights and human resources…

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New practicum student opportunity: Research assistants and Project management assistant

Posted on: July 19, 2017

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CCDI is a unique national charity that promotes diversity and inclusion in places of work and places of learning. Our workplace mandate includes providing research, toolkits, education, and networking…

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CCDI Stampede 2017 - Photo gallery

Posted on: July 16, 2017

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The CCDI team and Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council, event co-sponsor, celebrated Calgary Stampede with employer partners, community organizations, interpreters from Mayagwe and Calgary Stam…

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New career opportunity: Coordinator, Events

Posted on: June 21, 2017

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The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) is a national educational charity with the mandate of educating Canadians on the value of diversity and inclusion.

CCDI puts on multiple events,…

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How to tell if your diversity and inclusion strategy is on track

Posted on: June 1, 2017

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Deanna Matzanke - Senior Director, Ideas, Insights and Innovation

How do I know if our diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy is on the right track? This has been a very difficult question to ans…

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Michael Bach addresses the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

Posted on: May 20, 2017

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Speaking Notes

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Act, 2017

Good afternoon Mister chairman, and committee members. I want to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to speak with you to…

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BLOOM! 2017 – Photo Gallery

Posted on: May 3, 2017

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On April 27, we celebrated our annual spring gala, BLOOM!  The gala was hosted in Toronto’s prestigious Daniels Spectrum where we also announced the recipients of the 2017  Awards of Success.

Please …

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New career opportunity: Coordinator, Administration

Posted on: August 9, 2016

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The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion is seeking someone to join our fun, energetic team in the position of Coordinator, Administration. This person will provide clerical administrative and …

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