Agenda

Day One : Thursday, February 4, 2021

10:00 EST

10 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

10:10 EST

40 min
Jeannette Campbell

Disability - The Business Case for Diversity, Inclusion / Measuring Return on Investment in Critical Times

Jeannette Campbell, CEO, Ontario Disability Employment Network

  • The facts around disability
  • The case for hiring inclusively
  • The positive impacts of Inclusion in the workplace
  • The ROI of inclusion in the workplace
  • Business case examples
  • The keys to success and ODEN services

12:15 EST

45 min

Break

13:45 EST

45 min

Bringing the Voice and Talent Of Diversity and Indigenous Cultures To The TD Bank

Krystal Abotossaway, President, IPAC & MB Aboriginal Employment; Senior Diversity Inclusion Sourcing Partner at TD Bank. HR Consultant

  • Cultivating Indigenous values and wisdom in the corporate mission and vision
  • Removing barriers preventing  hiring based on anything other than skill and potential
  • Importance of Aboriginal Networks
  • Understanding the relevance and importance of the Truth and Reconciliation Report
  • Aboriginal Awareness Training for managers working with Aboriginal employees
  • Mandatory Aboriginal Relations Diversity Training
  • Supporting Aboriginal causes
  • Indigenous engagement strategies
  • Involvement of Elders
  • Intercultural competencies
  • Techniques for inclusion
  • Mentorship
  • Joining the Board of Directors

14:30 EST

15 min

Break

14:45 EST

45 min

LGBTQ and Accelerated Diversity and Inclusion at TD Wealth

Al Ramsay, Associate Vice President, Sales and Strategy & Head LGBTQ2+ Business Development, TD Wealth

  • Beyond the business case for diversity – lifting from paper and putting into action with measurable outcomes
  • Case study in developing a best in class LGBTQ2+ Customer Strategy
  • Authentic brand building & community outreach
  • Legendary customer experience and elevated financial advice
  • Inclusive talent & distribution Strategy

16:10 EST

End of Day One

Day Two : Friday, February 5, 2021

10:00 EST

10 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

10:10 EST

40 min

Legal Issues in Anti Black Racism in the Workplace

  • The difference between racism and racial discrimination
  • How racial discrimination manifests in the workplace
  • Human rights cases of anti-Black racism in the workplace
  • Important cases:
    • Peel Law Association v Pieters
    • Gordon v Best Buy Canada
    • McDonald V CAA South Ontario
  • What is the threshold for creating a toxic workplace/ racial discrimination?
  • Is intention required?
  • Must you prove that race was a factor in bullying or harassment?
  • Are thresholds and assumptions changing?
  • Hostile work environments and medical leave

11:30 EST

45 min

TBA

12:15 EST

45 min

Break

13:00 EST

45 min

Increasing the Representation of Black, Indigenous and Minority Employees in the Board Room

Dahabo Ahmed-Omer, Executive Director, BlackNorth Initiative

The BlackNorth Initiative includes The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism, The Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.  CEOs representing more than 200 Canadian organizations, including three of Canada’s big banks, have signed a pledge that says their organizations will help combat systemic racism and increase the representation of Black, Indigenous and minority employees in boardrooms and executive suites.

In doing so they are committing to public targets including:

  • Hiring of more black Indigenous and minority students
  • Ensuring succession strategies include black, indigenous and minority talent strategies
  • Publishing data on executive representation and /or mobility

13:45 EST

45 min

Transparency Act

14:30 EST

15 min

Break

14:45 EST

45 min

Pay Equity – A Powerful Tool in the Journey to Diversity and Inclusion

15:30 EST

45 min

TBA

16:15 EST

End of Day Two