Employer Council of Champions Summit

Unlocking Potential: Leveraging Employer Leadership for Immigrant’s Economic Inclusion


March 26, 2024 ~ Virtual via Zoom

9:00 AM Welcome: Moderator
Adrian Harewood, Associate Professor of Journalism, Carleton University
9:05 AM Opening Remarks: Co-Chairs, Employer Council of Champions
Gaye Moffet, Founder, President and CEO, GEM Health Care Services Inc.
Frank Bilodeau,
Regional Director, Eastern Canada, Scotia Wealth Management 
9:15 AM Greetings from the City of Ottawa
Mayor Mark Sutcliffe – (invited)
9:30 AM Keynote Address
Dr. Rupa Banerjee, Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour
Toronto Metropolitan University
10:20 AM Stretch Break
10:30 AM Panel Discussion: Addressing Barriers to Immigrant’s Inclusion

Louise Summers, Regional Vice President, Ottawa Central
RBC Royal Bank

Mengistab Tsegaye, Executive Director
World Skills Employment Centre

Steph Barlow, Chief People Officer
11:30 AM Participant Engagement: What is working for you?
11:55 AM Closing Remarks
Henry Akanko, Director, Hire Immigrants Ottawa
12:00 PM Adjourn



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