Council on Inclusive Work Environments

Fostering an inclusive workplace culture that embraces diverse, dynamic talent is critical to business success. A diverse and inclusive work environment is more productive, engaging, and innovative.

The Council on Inclusive Work Environments (CIWE) provides a forum for diversity and inclusion leaders to hear from key thought leaders in Canada while sharing challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned within a vibrant community of practice. CIWE helps organizations develop strategies to attract and leverage diverse talent and cultivate dynamic, inclusive cultures where all employees can optimize their potential. Together, CIWE members learn how to influence senior leaders and raise the profile of diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

Create a more inclusive workplace that helps your organization thrive. Join CIWE.

Who Should Join?

Senior leaders in Canadian organizations who are responsible for diversity, inclusion, employment equity, and talent management.

Key Objectives

  • Provide a venue for Canadian professionals to learn about innovative practices that foster diverse and inclusive workplaces.
  • Enhance knowledge and professional growth through networking with peers and renowned speakers.
  • Facilitate discussions and debates on topics related to dynamic, inclusive, and supportive work environments.

Benefits of Membership

NetworkingShared knowledgeExclusive accessResearch
Be part of a professional community of practice dedicated to diversity and inclusion.Share and learn best practices with other D&I practitioners and leaders across Canada.Network and hear from thought leaders on key D&I issues, challenges, and priorities.Access a wealth of evidence-based research and resources dedicated to moving the needle on D&I in the workplace.

Current Members

Accenture Inc.

Alberta Health Services

Bank of Canada

Bell Canada

Canada Goose Holdings Inc.

Canada Post Corporation

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Western Bank

Capital One

CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc

Dentons Canada LLP


Federated Co-operatives Limited

ForticBC Inc.

Fortis Inc.

Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Hydro One Networks Inc.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Intact Financial Corporation


Loblaw Companies Limited

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

McCain Foods

McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited

Procter & Gamble Inc.

Region of Peel

Rogers Communications Canada Inc.

SGI Canada

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada

The Home Depot Canada

Torys LLP


D&I Professional

Recognizing the strong need to collaborate with colleagues in other organizations who are committed to leveraging diversity and inclusion, we have found CIWE to be an excellent forum for dialogue, learning, and sharing best practices.

Norma Tombari

Members Only

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If you’re not a member and would like to become one, please contact us.

Past Meetings

Virtual Open Forum Member Call: Priorities, Challenges and Opportunities for 2023

December 14, 2022

Virtual Roundtable Discussion: ESGs Meet EDI: Connecting the Dots Between Environment, Social and Governance and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

November 29, 2022

Social Impact Within and Beyond the Workplace

Fall 2022

In-person Networking Reception: Diversity, Inclusion and Organizational Change with keynote Susan Black, CEO, Conference Board of Canada 

October 13, 2022

Relevant Research for Members

Become a Member

Join us in fostering inclusive organizational culture while leveraging diverse, dynamic talent to face today’s workplace challenges and opportunities head-on.