Employer Council of Champions Summit

The annual Employers’ Summit is a premier event that brings together over 100 business, government and civic leaders in a program designed to engage participants in a dialogue about the effective integration of skilled immigrants into the labour force, and to celebrate employer excellence in Ottawa.

The Summit increases awareness about systemic barriers to the effective integration of skilled immigrants. It also provides valuable information to assist employers in creating policies and practices that will help them access and fully utilize the tremendous skills available in Ottawa’s immigrant talent pool.

The Summit features prominent keynote speakers, expert panel discussions, a learning exchange, networking opportunities and the presentation of the HIO Employer Excellence Awards.

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Get Involved!
To learn about how you can participate in the Employer Summit, contact Lorena Costa, Manager, Employer Engagement: lcosta@hireimmigrantsottawa.ca or 613.228.6715

Past Summits and Expert Presentations

2016: Going Beyond Our Best Intentions: Unconscious Bias. Inclusive Leadership. Leveraging Diversity

2015: Skills to Jobs: Ottawa’s Human Capital Requirements in the Knowledge Economy

2014: Leveraging Immigrant Talent to Grow and Diversify Ottawa’s Economy

2013: Diversity Works! Energize, Engage, and Excel with Ottawa’s Global Talent

2012: Diverse Talent: Taking It to the Top

2011: Diverse Talent Is the New Competitive Edge: Attract, Develop, and Retain

2010: Leadership, Collaboration and Innovation: The Key to Addressing Ottawa’s Talent Needs


Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Through research, we can now describe the profile of the person who adapts inter-culturally (both to culture and to workplace) most effectively. In this session we will focus on: exploring the adaptation process and the ... Read More
1:00 pm Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our facilitator will be joined by a panel of New Canadians in this interactive session focused on creating dialogue among new internationally educated professionals (IEPs) and current teams in your workplace. We will explore and ... Read More
1:00 pm Employer Learning Forum
Employer Learning Forum
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Identifying and Assessing Required Competencies and Skills. “Strong soft skills”, “excellent communicator”, “takes initiative”, works well with others”, etc. These are just some of the expressions employers use to describe ... Read More
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this interactive learning session we will explore how the sending and receiving of messages during the interview can lead to misinterpretations and misconceptions. We will use a paradigm to build skills that are interpreted ... Read More
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