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Cathy Gallagher-Louisy

Senior Director, Consulting

Cathy Gallagher-Louisy is Senior Director, Consulting for the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). She leads CCDI’s cultural competence consulting portfolio and provides a range of leadership development, strategy development and change management consulting and training services within public and private sector organizations and academic institutions.

Previously, as CCDI’s Director, Knowledge Services, Cathy led CCDI’s research and knowledge services portfolio for four years. She is the author of CCDI’s five toolkits for diversity and inclusion practitioners, and she has written or co-written 18 major research and benchmarking reports on diversity and inclusion and/or corporate social responsibility. In the past five years, she has had 33 publications, and her work has appeared in multiple trade magazines including HR Professional in Ontario, PeopleTalk in BC, HR UpDate in Ottawa, HUMANCapital in Alberta, HR Saskatchewan, Municipal World, Supply Chain Canada, and the UK’s Equal Opportunities Review.  

Cathy was the lead developer for the Centennial College Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion, is currently a faculty member at the University of Toronto St. Michael’s College Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility, and she is a regularly invited guest speaker at academic and professional conferences and corporate events. Cathy has achieved certification in the Intercultural Development Inventory and Prosci ADKAR Change Management certification.

Cathy is one of only four Canadians on the global panel of 95 Expert Panelists who developed the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World, published by the Diversity Collegium, a global think tank of diversity practitioners.

Prior to joining CCDI, one of Cathy’s key roles was leading and operationalizing diversity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility initiatives in Canada for the global Human Resources firm Hewitt Associates.