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Announcing our new Executive Director – Anne-Marie Pham

Posted on: March 1, 2021

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Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) is delighted to announce that effective March 1, Anne-Marie Pham became the charity’s Executive Director.

Anne-Marie was formerly Senior Director,…

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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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Advantages of CCDI Culture Meter, Module 3, Identities - Focus Groups

Posted on: April 10, 2018

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Yuriko Cowper-Smith - Coordinator, Consulting

CCDI’s Culture Meter (focus groups) service is quickly becoming one of our more sought-after offerings, and we now have extensive experience conducting C…

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Monday Morning Musings with Michael Bach – November 27, 2017

Posted on: November 27, 2017

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Join Michael Bach for this week's Monday Morning Musings, where he talks about Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving.

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Monday Morning Musings with Michael Bach – November 20, 2017

Posted on: November 20, 2017

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Michael Bach discusses the International Transgender Day of Remembrance in this week's episode of Monday Morning Musings.

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Monday Morning Musings with Michael Bach – November 13, 2017

Posted on: November 13, 2017

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In this week's Monday Morning Musings, Michael reflects on Remembrance Day, which happened this last Saturday. Lest we forget.

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Monday Morning Musings with Michael Bach – September 25, 2017

Posted on: September 25, 2017

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In this week's episode of Monday Morning Musings, Michael Bach discusses CCDI's amazing new designation - the Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional - that is now available for our first cohort. Le…

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Monday Morning Musings with Michael Bach – September 11, 2017

Posted on: September 11, 2017

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Join Michael Bach for this week's Monday Morning Musings where he discusses a new inclusive design project in Toronto. 

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Bench. to support diversity initiatives across Canada with Fall Heritage Diversity Campaign

Posted on: September 7, 2017

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Inspired by the brand’s internal culture and strong commitment to inclusivity, global fashion retailer Bench is thrilled to announce the launch of its upcoming diversity campaign in support of Canadia…

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CCDI prepares to celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month in Calgary – is your business accessible?

Posted on: September 5, 2017

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Nadia Hinds - Manager, Communications

As you may be aware, Calgary MP Kent Hehr is the new minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. The appointment comes as Calgary city council gets ready to…

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Join us for a Community of Practice event!

Posted on: September 5, 2017

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Chris Huestis - Manager, Communications

Our Community of Practice events are interactive sessions designed to meet the needs and interests of diversity and inclusion, human rights and human resources…

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Monday Morning Musings with Michael Bach – September 4, 2017

Posted on: September 4, 2017

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Michael Bach discusses the importance of choosing one's words in this week's episode of Monday Morning Musings.

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Monday Morning Musings with Michael Bach – August 28, 2017

Posted on: August 28, 2017

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In this week's episode, Michael Bach invites you to join him at this next speaking engagement.

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Monday Morning Musings with Michael Bach – August 21, 2017

Posted on: August 21, 2017

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In this week's episode of Monday Morning Musings, Michael Bach discusses the protest and counter-protest in Quebec City over the weekend.

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Monday Morning Musings with Michael Bach – August 14, 2017

Posted on: August 14, 2017

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Michael Bach discusses the events that happened in Charlottesville, VA in this week's episode of Monday Morning Musings.

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