2019 Employer Summit

2019 Employer Summit and Awards – An Overview

This year’s Summit engaged over 130 employers, civic leaders and stakeholders to discuss the role of relationships in shaping and influencing individual attitudes and workplace culture change, to build strategies to effectively integrate skilled immigrants into the labour force, and to celebrate employer excellence in Ottawa. The Summit Keynote Address was delivered by Tej Singh … Read More

Keynote Address – Relationships and Influence

There has been a lot of progress and great work that has advanced diversity and inclusion, but this has been led from our heads and brains, and it is time to build this work from our hearts, said Tej Singh Hazra, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging expert. A self-proclaimed “sensitive Sagittarian,” Singh Hazra shared the importance … Read More

Building Relationships and Influence across Difference

“Starting from a ‘standstill’ is very difficult” said Chris Pulfer, P. Eng., Principal at the Posterity Group highlighting the challenges of newcomers starting a job search in Canada without professional networks here. Musset Pierre-Jerome, Human Resources Advisor, Employment and Social Development Canada echoed this challenge from his own perspective, recounting his journey to Canada and … Read More

The Strength of Networks in Facilitating Change

Responding to a growing anxiety about rising divisions in the world and wondering what he could do about it, Mark Sutcliffe, Broadcaster, writer and entrepreneur, shared this advice – “don’t get mad, get busy.” With these growing divides, Sutcliffe highlighted the importance of building and fostering relationships and building connections. Small-scale change within our communities … Read More

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