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Council on Inclusive Work Environments

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Fostering an inclusive organizational culture and leveraging diverse, dynamic talent are imperative in today’s challenging business environment. The benefits to business are many—including an improved talent-market brand, high employee engagement, and better retention. A diverse and inclusive work environment is quite simply more productive and innovative.

The Council on Inclusive Work Environments (CIWE) provides a forum for diversity professionals to hear from thought leaders in inclusion and share best practices and challenges with peers. CIWE helps organizations develop strategies to attract and leverage diverse talent, as well as cultivate dynamic, inclusive cultures so all employees can optimize their potential. CIWE members also learn strategies to influence key leaders and raise the profile of diversity and inclusion in their organizations. Through regular meetings, networking, webinars, and an exclusive website, individual challenges are transformed into collective insights.

Key Objectives

  • Provide a venue for professionals in Canadian organizations to learn about innovative practices in fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces.
  • Encourage learning through networking with peers and renowned speakers. 
  • Facilitate discussions and debates on topics related to dynamic, inclusive, and supportive work environments.


“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, D&I Professional