My lifelong passion has been embracing and leveraging the power of diversity to respond to complex cultural challenges and ensure broad-based commitment and inclusive decision making.
Over two decades of working with First Nations groups, organizations and individuals, I have developed a unique arts-based methodology for addressing unconscious bias and racism and building bridges of understanding.
For ten years, as the Western Director of Canadian Unity Council, my responsibility was to identify issues and challenges, existing or fomenting, that divided us as a Nation. Obvious examples included western alienation and Quebec separatism – and though we were still more than a decade away from the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, my focus was on diversity and inclusion. I am most proud of two initiatives I launched: Crossroads and Breaking the Fast.
“What is a diversity and inclusion program designer?”