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Newcomer inclusion – Calgary

More and more employers recognize the business case for diversity and inclusion and are actively encouraged to hire newcomers. However, they often experience some challenges when recruiting and integrating immigrants into their workplaces. These challenges may include: language skills, foreign credentials and work experience. In this session, our diversity and inclusion experts will share with you the tools and knowledge you need to get results.

At this event, we’ll discuss:

  • promising practices in developing individual and organizational cultural competence,
  • promising practices in recruiting, retaining and engaging new Canadians in your workplace.

Where possible, we will co-host this event with a local immigrant focused organization.

Who should attend:

This event is for  leaders, managers, or designated employees involved or interested in the planning and executing of diversity and equity strategies that may pertain to newcomer integration.


  • Breakfast and registration
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Presentation from CCDI leadership team
  • Networking break
  • Facilitated group discussions and debrief
  • Wrap up

About the presenter:

CCDI Team photo - Zakeana Reid Zakeana Reid, CHRP is the Director, Western Canada for CCDI. During her career, Zakeana has had the opportunity to influence and design programs within Recruitment and Training to promote and encourage diversity within the companies as well as manage the Employment Equity Programs and Plans. Zakeana brings over 7 years of work experience in the areas of Equity and Diversity, from performing annual LEEP audits to analyzing data and finally creating programs for companies embracing diversity and inclusion. In 2011, she proudly received Morrison Hershfield’s honourable mention award for Best Workplace for Diversity, presented by Alberta Venture’s Alberta’s Best Workplaces.

Event host:

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Event details:

Date: September 20, 2017
Time: 8:00 am – 10:30 am MT
Venue: CCDI – Calgary 
500 4th Avenue SW,
2nd Floor Conference Room,
Calgary, AB T2P 2V6

Registration for this CCDI event is now closed. 

Please feel free to contact us, should you have any questions.

For members of the law societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, and the Yukon: this program may qualify for credit in the area of Practice Management as part of your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development, as required by your Law Society. To learn more, click on the link to your province above or contact your local Law Society.

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