Leah Nord

Senior Director, Workforce Strategies and Inclusive Growth

Leah Nord is the Senior Director of Workforce Strategies and Inclusive Growth at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. In this capacity, Leah leads the Chamber’s policy and projects related to industry 4.0 and the future of work and talent, employment standards and compliance and immigration.  She also oversees the Canadian Chamber’s inclusive growth initiative, including the Council for Women’s Advocacy, the Indigenous Policy Committee and the Chamber’s work to support mental health wellness and accessibility.

Prior to joining the Canadian Chamber, Leah worked at both the federal and provincial levels of government, as well as in the non-profit and charitable sectors, in areas including labour market integration for new Canadians, health human resources, international education and humanitarian issues.

Through the Canadian Chamber, Leah currently sits on a number of advisory committees, including the Cybersecurity Talent Alliance, Business at OECD’s Employment Committee and the Canadian Accessibility Network. She has a BA Honours (Russian Studies) from Dalhousie University, a MA from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and a strong commitment to lifelong learning. Leah is a volunteer with many youth sport associations, the Canadian Red Cross and Shelter Movers Ottawa, and is currently a Board co-chair of the Canadian Centre for Women’s Empowerment.