2021 Employer Council of Champions Summit and Awards

Brave New Future: How Businesses can Re-build for a More Inclusive Future

March 9, 2021 ~ Virtual via Zoom

9:00 AM Welcome 
Adrian Harewood, Host, CBC News Ottawa
9:05 AM Opening Remarks: Co-Chairs, Employer Council of Champions
Gaye Moffett, Founder, GEM HealthCare Services Inc.
Frank Bilodeau, Vice President, Scotiabank, Ottawa Centre and Gatineau
9:15 AM Greetings from the City of Ottawa
Mayor Jim Watson
9:20 AM Keynote Address: “Galvanizing Businesses for a More Inclusive Future”
Wes Hall, Founder and Executive Chairman, Kingsdale Advisors, and founder,                The BlackNorth Initiative
10:15 AM Award Presentations
2021 Employer Excellence Awards
10:30 AM Stretch Break

10:35 AM


Panel Discussion: Challenging Inequality and Building Inclusive Businesses and Organizations

Dimple Thomas, Engineering Manager, Ericsson

Heidi Hauver, VP, Talent & Human Resources and HR, Leadership & Culture Advisor,    Invest Ottawa & Bayview Yard

Nathan Hall, CEO Simple Story, CEO and Founder, Culture Check

Paulette Senior, President and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation

Peter Flegel, Executive Director, Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat, Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Branch, Canadian Heritage

11:40 AM Closing Remarks
Henry Akanko, Director, Hire Immigrants Ottawa
11:45 AM Adjourn


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