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2016 Employer Council of Champions Summit and Awards
Going Beyond Our Best Intentions: Unconscious Bias. Inclusive Leadership. Leveraging Diversity.
“To fully leverage the benefits of diversity, we must be aware of how our unconscious biases can affect our perceptions and the decisions we make” said Frank Bilodeau, Vice-President, Scotiabank. This was the stage-setting message for the ninth annual HIO Employer’s Summit, held March 8 and 9, 2016, in Ottawa. Read More…
Speaker Videos and Resources

The Summit featured Keynote speakers, a workshop, and employer tips to address unconscious bias and foster diverse and inclusive workplaces. 
Videos and Highlights
2016 Employers of Excellence
Four employers received awards for their recruitment and retention policies and practices around the successful integration of skilled immigrants into their workplaces. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Export Development Canada, Hydro Ottawa, le Centre préscolaire La Coccinelle d’Orléans, and OZ Optics.

Award Winner Videos and Profiles
Cultural Competency Training for Employers

Cross- cultural competency is the key to creating and managing diverse and inclusive workplaces. In today’s competitive economy, it is not just an essential skill, it is a business imperative.
Register for a Training session.  It’s FREE!

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