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Inclusion and Diversity: Building a Modern and Innovative Public Service for All

March 6 @ 5:00 pm7:30 pm


In today’s increasingly diverse and interconnected world, creating a culture of openness and belonging is a necessity. It’s not just the right thing to do – it’s directly linked to the key leadership competency profile that has been proven to boost performance, foster innovation and create a more cohesive and prosperous society through leveraging diversity of thought. We hear a lot of talk about inclusion and diversity in the workplace, but what tangible steps are organizations and leaders taking to make this vision a reality? What can the federal Public Service do to build a more inclusive, diverse and innovative workplace for all, that leverages diversity of thought?

The National Capital Regional Group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, in conjunction with Deloitte, invite you to join us for this important discussion, featuring:
• Yazmine Laroche, Associate Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Canada – will discuss ongoing inclusion and diversity initiatives within the Government of Canada
• Lawrence Hanson, Assistant Deputy Minster, Science and Innovation Sector with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) – will discuss the critical importance of inclusion and diversity of teams and thought to create innovative ideas and outcomes
• Sonya Kunkel, Chief Inclusion Officer & VP, People Strategies & Insights, Human Resources, BMO Financial Group – will discuss the inclusion and diversity journey of BMO, the approach taken to drive successful change and why it matters
• Jackie Scales, Diversity and Inclusion Practice Leader, Deloitte – will discuss what other governments are doing in the inclusion and diversity space

Date: Monday, March 6, 2017

Time: 4:45pm registration, networking and light refreshments
5:30pm featured presentation and panel discussion
7:00pm networking
7:30pm adjournment

Location: Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th floor, Ottawa

Online registration: There is no cost to attend, but pre-event online registration is required at

Dress code: The Rideau Club requires that gentlemen wear a collared shirt, business jacket, dress pants and dress shoes.


March 6
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Rideau Club
99 Bank Street, 15th floor