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Diversity@Work is an annual professional conference dedicated to building inclusive and productive workplaces. The conference series evolved from a dynamic presentation given in 2010 by a team of people who are passionate about creating innovative approaches to attracting the best new immigrants to Canadian workplaces. This presentation became an annual conference organized by Skills for Change, a Toronto-based organization known for pioneering programs that respond to shifting immigration and workplace trends and lead to employment.

Our 2016 conference will bring together 300+ attendees and speakers to explore the future of DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STRATEGIES, TOOLS, and BEST PRACTICES in a ever-changing work environment.

What does the future hold?

  • The workplace is evolving into an environment that is increasingly diverse, global, and virtual
  • A focus on accessibility, multiculturalism, new approaches, and fresh philosophies is required
  • Leaders must evolve alongside their workplaces as the generations shift

Our speakers will cover how to tackle unconscious biases and how to demonstrate inclusive leadership as it relates to age, gender, race, accessibility, mental health, economic disadvantages, and sexual orientation. Biases put limits on many forms of diversity in the hiring process. Whether consciously or unconsciously, biases favour certain people on the basis of superficial characteristics like name, place of education, gender, and ethnicity, often overshadowing talent or potential. Industry leaders will discuss strategies to reeducate employees and employers on their learned behaviors.

For more information contact Tannis Wengel – twengel@skillsforchange.org