Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Diversity and inclusion - a hot topic in the world right now. But knowing how and where to begin to make a tangible difference can be tricky... That's why we created this podcast! By drawing on the experience of thought leaders across Canada, we hope to create awareness, showcase a variety of perspectives, and inspire courage for all of us to create more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces and communities for all. Hosted by Anne-Marie Pham, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion.



5 | Ellen Melis - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist & Leadership and Change Scholar

4 | Nathan Hall - Award-winning business leader, Keynote Speaker, Educator, Anti-Racism & Inclusion Practitioner

3 | Kiersten Mohr - Founder at Terra Firma Transition, Keynote Speaker, ED&I Professional, Board Director

2 | Amanda Kennedy - Indigenous Woman Innovator, Advocate/Coach & Mentor for Youth & Women, Innovative Strategic Planner, Anti-Racist Educator & Founder of Yotuni

1 | Tim Fox - Vice President, Indigenous Relations & Racial Equity at Calgary Foundation

Talking to Canadians

Talking to Canadians is a podcast that strives to tell the unique and diverse stories of Canadians. CCDI’s Founder & CEO, Michael Bach, sits down with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and dives into their unique, lived experiences, to share what connects us as Canadians.

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11 | Paula Simons

Meet Paula Simons, a recently-appointed senator from Alberta. With a history in journalism, Senator Simons' objectivity and directness make her an ideal person to represent all Canadians. 

10 | Marcelo Lu

Meet Marcelo Lu, a global executive and current President of BASF Canada. Marcelo leads a team that develops unique, and innovative solutions to many of our current problems. 

9 | Level Chan

Meet Level Chan, a lawyer originally from Alberta, who now calls Nova Scotia home. His unique experience of being an Asian lawyer in predominantly Caucasian Atlantic Canada has helped him develop a passion for issues around diversity and inclusion.

8 | Spencer West

Meet Spencer West. From climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on his hands to speaking in front of thousands of kids in packed stadiums, today’s guest is truly an inspiration. He challenges stereotypes and lives a proud, and uplifting life.

7 | Adrienne Batra

Meet Adrienne Batra, a conservative, south Asian women who is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Toronto Sun. Adrienne joins Michael to talk politics, Saskatchewan, and standing up for one's beliefs.