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Virtual ProPride: Beyond Inclusion Towards Belonging

June 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT – This discussion is open to all who wish to register.

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

This session is in collaboration with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable.

According to inclusion expert Verna Myers, “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” In which case, belonging is choosing the playlist. This virtual panel discussion hosted by Pride at Work Canada will look at how we move from discussion about inclusion to creating a sense of belonging in our workplaces. This event will bring both business and community leaders to the table. Attendees will learn about how to create spaces of belonging for LGBTQ2+ employees where they don’t just feel tolerated, but are actively celebrated.

Learning Objectives:

  • The experiences of LGBTQ2+ employees and job seekers
  • Where general inclusion strategies fall short
  • Strategies to innovate a culture of belonging for all employees


  • General employee population
  • Human Resources professionals
  • LGBTQ2+ employee resource group members
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Professionals


TERRI EKLUND (she/her)

Educational Developer

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology



Earth Song, Wolf clan

Cree/Metis/Micmac, Blu is a member of the Metis Nation of Ontario



Manager of Business Operations

Pride at Work Canada


Dr. OMISOORE H. DRYDEN (she/her/they/them)

James R. Johnston (JRJ ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Associate Professor, and Co-President

Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, and Black Canadian Studies Association



Critical Sqilxw Clinician / Researcher / Scholar, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies

Wilfrid Laurier University


SONIA SANGHA (she/her/they/them)

Global Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Leader



Join us as we explore intersecting identities to help create more inclusive workplaces. This discussion is open to all who wish to register. If you would like to register after the deadline, please send an email to info@prideatwork.ca.

Registration for this event has closed.


June 9, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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