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EEP Partners' Rount table

The Employment Equity Partnership (EEP) is a public-private sector partnership on data-driven solutions to systemic racism and inequitable employment in Canada. The EEP seeks to address long-standing issues of racism and gendered inequalities by engaging public and corporate-sector employers and larger non-profits to join the EEP network.It also aims to benchmark the diversity of their current workforce and co-develop pathways for engaging talent from equity-deserving groups.

At the 2022 Partners’ Roundtable, stakeholders engaged in multi-day discussions on pathways to employment and related inequities that have been further perpetuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as socio-political tensions that center discussions on systemic racism and discrimination in the workplace. Roundtable discussions were focused on best practices for organizations and organizational leaders to collaborate and co-develop opportunities for equity-deserving people to access meaningful employment.


Discussions captured a range of leadership perspectives, with clear calls to action on priorities for building lasting relationships, and ensuring accountability towards Indigenous, Black, racialized and various equity-deserving groups. The three-day sessions were held virtually, with an in-person closing session.

The Conference

Her Excellency the Right Honourable

Mary May Simon

Governor General of Canada

Lieutenant Governor 

of Alberta

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The Honourable Janet Austin

Lieutenant Governor 

of British Columbia

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Meredith Preston McGhie

Secretary General,

Global Center for Pluralism

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Ruth Mojeed Ramirez

Chief Equity Officer,

The Inclusion Project

Day 1

Day 2

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Sobhana Jaya-Madhavan

Associate Vice President,

Simon Fraser University

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Dean of the Centre for Business, 

George Brown College

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Founder & Academic Director, Diversity Institute

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Executive Director, Equity & Inclusion, CBC

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Community Builder, The Ascend GroupFormer Mayor of Calgary 

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Director of the Anti-Racism Secretariat, Department of National Defence

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Partner -  National Culture and D&I Lead, People Advisory Services, Ernst &Young

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Zabeen Hirji

Executive Advisor,

Deloitte Canada

Day 3

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Rose LeMay


Indigenous Reconciliation Group

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Associate Deputy Minister,

Immigration Refugee & Citizenship Canada

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Henry Akanko


Hire Immigrants Ottawa

About the Hosts

The Inclusion Project
Global Centre for Pluralism

The Inclusion Project (TIP) is a social innovation network and resource hub for organizations, communities and institutions engaged in knowledge development and practice to further racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI).


TIP operates a non-profit and full-service consultancy to support and strengthen intercultural competence through REDI audits, readiness assessment, coaching, mentoring, benchmarking and strategic action planning and framework development.


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At the Global Centre for Pluralism, we believe that societies thrive when differences are valued.

Our mission is to influence perspectives, inform policies and inspire pathways to advance pluralism.

The Global Centre for Pluralism is an independent, charitable organization founded by His Highness the Aga Khan and the Government of Canada. The Centre works with policy leaders, educators and community builders around the world to amplify and implement the transformative power of pluralism.

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Excerpts from 2021 Partners' Roundtable

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