An engaging and dynamic speaker, workshop facilitator and consultant, Annemarie Shrouder is passionate about creating inclusive and equitable spaces, where people are acknowledged for who they are and what they bring, and where programs and services are relevant and meaningful. She works with diversity broadly, and specializes in LGBTQ inclusion and racial equity.
Founded in 2004, Annemarie Shrouder International provides customized solutions – based on a client’s needs, people and climate – by doing an environmental scan, creating recommendations, and working with you to meet the needs of your organization… from the inside out. Services include consulting, assessment, learning (in various formats), and support for the process.
As a biracial woman who is part of the LGBTQ communities, Annemarie understands the challenges to really seeing each other. She uses this awareness as a tool to help people see more – so that they can connect across difference and achieve more together.
In addition to work with clients, Annemarie has assisted with the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Equity & Inclusive Education Strategy; has reviewed curriculum for the Toronto District School Board and the Girl Guides of Canada; has designed a Diversity Strategy for The Canadian Diabetes Association; and has written the LGBTTTQQI Strategy for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health which has led to exciting changes in structure and client care. She was the Cultural Competency Coordinator for the Central LHIN Diversity Initiative in Mental Health, and has worked at Egale, developing LGBTQ inclusive education resources for New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Manitoba, as well as designing and delivering LGBTQ safer space workshops for schools.
Annemarie has a Masters Degree in Equity Studies from OISE/UT.