As part of the Canadian Chamber’s Inclusive Growth initiative, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council was established to:
- Advocate for federal policies that increase opportunities and remove barriers for members of underrepresented groups to fully participate in the economy
- Inform the Canadian Chamber’s initiatives in supporting underrepresented and equity-deserving groups
- Drive meaningful action to address the identified challenges and opportunities underrepresented individuals face entering the workforce and through the talent pipeline into leadership positions
In 2022, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council focused on two main topics: supplier diversity and board and executive diversity. The Council met with government officials and relevant organizations, and created a supplier diversity handbook to encourage businesses to create procurement opportunities for underrepresented business owners.
For more information on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, please contact Diana Palmerin-Velasco, Senior Director, Future of Work.