Lynette Piper – Ambassador, CCDI (Saskatchewan)

Lynette’s personal journey with diversity and inclusion began several years ago when she felt compelled to speak up in the workplace about living with a mental illness after experiencing the sting of marginalization.

Having found her voice, she began advocating for others on the periphery facing issues related to gender, race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. She then developed a diversity training program for her organization’s 1,200 employees based on some of the stories and stereotypes she was hearing. For eight months, she crisscrossed Saskatchewan, and was soon tapped on the shoulder to become CCDI’s very first volunteer Ambassador. She dedicates her spare time helping link Saskatchewan organizations with leading-edge tools, training and expertise offered through CCDI.

In her government day job, Lynette takes complex, technical information and delivers it so it makes sense and moves people to action. She loves the written word and thrives in high-stakes, ever-changing environments where deadlines are critical and accuracy is essential. She’s just as comfortable in front of the microphone as she is in prepping others to take the spotlight. Her eclectic expertise spans broadcast journalism, communications, facilitation training, and technical policy writing.

Lynette has a daughter studying overseas, a husband in the resurging oil patch, and three busy dogs. As a member of the Rotary Service Club of Canada, Lynette actively fundraises on behalf of inner city youth and worthwhile initiatives in developing countries. Her passion extends to the theatre, both as an avid patron and amateur actor. She welcomes contact with Saskatchewan organizations looking for more information on how to create more welcoming and inclusive workplaces.

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