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CCDI announces new board members

Posted on: February 3, 2020

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The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) is excited to announce the appointment of several new board members, bringing the total to ten. Our board of directors provides leadership for ca…

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Diversity disclosure requirements changing for federally incorporated public companies effective January 1, 2020

Posted on: December 19, 2019

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Effective January 1, 2020, distributing corporations governed by the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) will be required to report on the corporations policies and practices related to diversity …

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2019 Senior Executive of the Year, Eastern Canada: David Leonard, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Posted on: November 21, 2019

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We asked David Leonard about his career, and his firms’ commitment to diversity and inclusion. As the Awards of Success winner for Senior Executive of the Year (Eastern Canada), he had some great thin…

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2019 ERG of the Year, Eastern Canada: Enable, Fidelity Investments Canada ULC

Posted on: November 6, 2019

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We asked Fidelity about their Employee Resource Group (ERG) – Enable. As the Awards of Success winner for ERG of the Year (Eastern Canada), they had some great stuff to say about this incredible group…

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2019 Community Contributor of the Year, Eastern Canada: Marilyn Verghis

Posted on: October 15, 2019

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MacKenzie Pudwell

Marilyn Verghis holds a honours degree in International Development with double minors in Economics and Women Studies from McGill University. In both high-school and post-secondary …

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2019 Employer Initiative of the Year, Eastern Canada: Sobeys – Sensory Friendly Shopping Program

Posted on: September 25, 2019

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MacKenzie Pudwell

Sobeys Inc. has demonstrated a commitment to inclusion through the creation and implementation of their Sensory Friendly Shopping Program in Atlantic Canada. I sat down with Heather…

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2019 Community Contributor of the Year, Western Canada: Elise Ahenkorah

Posted on: September 13, 2019

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MacKenzie Pudwell

Elise Ahenkorah is the Founder and Inclusion Strategist at inclusion FACTOR, a data-driven equity, diversity and inclusion strategic planning firm. She is also the Founder and Execu…

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2019 Western D&I Practitioner of the Year: Dr. Valerie Pruegger

Posted on: September 5, 2019

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MacKenzie Pudwell

“I think the big assumption is, doesn’t it just happen?”

Dr. Pruegger hit the nail on the head - there is an assumption today that D&I work takes care of itself, it just happen…

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2019 Eastern D&I Practitioner of the Year: Zoya Zayler

Posted on: August 22, 2019

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MacKenzie Pudwell

Zoya Zayler leads Accenture’s national D&I strategy as the Canada Inclusion and Diversity Lead. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources from York University, and earned…

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2019 Western Employer Initiative of the Year: Tolko Industries – Leadership Impact for Women

Posted on: August 7, 2019

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MacKenzie Pudwell

Tolko Industries is a family owned and operated company that opened its doors in the 1950s. This family orientation drove the values of respect and integrity through the organizatio…

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