In our newest issue of Lēad Magazine, we partnered with 10 industry leaders to take an important look at diversity and inclusion in workplaces across Canada. Here’s what they had to say.

Editorial
Editorial by Gilbert Boileau

In the editorial, Gilbert Boileau points to diversity and inclusion as an important competitive advantage to react to changing markets and drive lasting change.

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Walking the Talk: key considerations for building a diverse workplace and inclusive workplace culture
Walking the Talk: key considerations for building a diverse workplace and inclusive workplace culture by Cathy Leonard

Cathy Leonard sets the foundation for us by establishing a working definition of diversity and inclusion and identifies 10 strategies to enhance it in your workplace.

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The New Corporate Culture: lessons learned from the #MeToo movement
The New Corporate Culture: lessons learned from the #MeToo movement by Christine M. Thomlinson

Recognizing that workplace harassment can impact an organization’s ability to benefit from diversity, Christine Thomlinson outlines steps to reduce harassment in your company.

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“We hire the best”: addressing systemic barriers facing women in the workplace
“We hire the best”: addressing systemic barriers facing women in the workplace by Wyle Baoween

In this article, Wyle Baoween of HRx examines how to identify and address systemic biases in the hiring of women.

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Making the Business Case for LGBTQ2+ Inclusion
Making the Business Case for LGBTQ2+ Inclusion by Jade Pichette

Jade Pichette of Pride at Work Canada looks at the many opportunities of diversity and inclusion with this business case for LGBTQ2+ inclusion.

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Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council: programs for tomorrow’s workforce
Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council: programs for tomorrow’s workforce by Doug Piquette

This article identifies the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council’s programs that help immigrants feel welcome and able to fully participate in the economy.

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Women Building Futures Supports Construction and Trades in Creating Inclusive Worksites
Women Building Futures Supports Construction and Trades in Creating Inclusive Worksites by Megan Bates

Read about Women Building Futures, an organization that provides pre-apprenticeship and readiness training for women looking to enter the construction, maintenance and driving industries.

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The Growcer: Ottawa scale-up creates world-changing food security solution with global impact
The Growcer: Ottawa scale-up creates world-changing food security solution with global impact by Alida Burke

The Growcer provides hydroponic growing systems to support local food production in remote climates. Read more about their journey and what diversity can look like as a business practice.

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The Disruptive Force of Diversity: confessions and personal notes from a first-time Corporate Diversity Officer
The Disruptive Force of Diversity: confessions and personal notes from a first-time Corporate Diversity Officer by Amy MacLeod

This article from Mitel’s first Corporate Diversity Officer examines diversity as a disruptive force and identifies the opportunities of a corporate dedication to diversity and inclusion.

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Reflections on Team Building
Reflections on Team Building by Thusha Agampodi

Presenting a success story of diversity and inclusion, Thusha Agampodi provides useful research and tips for success when creating a diverse team.

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