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Toronto Panel Discussion and Reception: Mental Health and LGBTQ2+ Employees Presented by Cisco

19 September @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pride at Work Canada is proud to have the support of Cisco for this event

Join Pride at Work Canada and Cisco for an evening of learning, networking and connecting with LGBTQ2+ and ally professionals in Toronto. The night will include a panel discussion that will bring together business and community leaders to share insights on how to be inclusive of the unique mental health needs of LGBTQ2+ employees. Following the panel will be a lively networking reception with food and non-alcoholic drinks. To make our event more inclusive we are hosting this panel about mental health without alcohol. 



Kimberley Messer, IBM

Kimberley Messer is a member of IBM’s Global Diversity Business Development organization. As a thought leader in diversity and talent management, she works closely with organizations to develop effective inclusion strategies. She is also responsible for IBM’s strategic partnerships with LGBT+ community organizations across North America. Kimberley serves on the Executive Boards of both Pride at Work Canada and You Can Play.


Aneeta Lal, Sun Life Financial

Aneeta is a Product Manager in Pharmaceutical Benefits at Sun Life Financial where she is involved in managing Sun Life’s Group Benefit Pharmaceutical strategy and also sits on the Sun Life Pride Network’s executive committee. She previously worked as an HIV pharmacist at Toronto General Hospital’s Immunodeficiency Clinic, and still occasionally provides specialty HIV and LGBTQ focused healthcare service in the community. Aneeta has educated professionals and community members on different issues facing the HIV/AIDS population and has also been a committee member under Toronto Public Health that allocated funding to HIV/Hep C and other harm reduction programs in the GTA for a number of years.


Jessica Brcko, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Jessica is a driven and solution-focused People and Culture professional offering over 15 years of expertise advising and steering high-profile initiatives. She is skilled at leading complicated and encompassing projects that enable business success. Jessica is passionate about fostering inclusion, advancing workplace equity and leveraging individual differences to create high performance. In her current role, Jessica is leading OLG’s Talent Acquisition and Employer Brand team in addition to the Diversity and Inclusion portfolio. Jessica is a runner and a yogi who loves to travel and find the newest places to eat!


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19 September
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Cisco Offices
88 Queens Quay West, Suite 2900
Toronto, ON M5J 0B8 Canada
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