Breakout Session Speakers

SESSION 1 THEME: TOOLS FOR CHANGE

THE IMPACT OF WORKPLACE CULTURE ON SAFETY AND PRODUCTIVITY: MANAGING WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE UNDER BILL 30

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MODERATOR - Nicole Orr
CRSP, Principal, Crein Solutions Inc.

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Christie Lavan
Leading Change Program Developer, Alberta Council of Women's Shelters

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Kimberley Burfoot
Director of Finance & Administration, Alberta Motor Transport Association

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Robert Blakely
Canadian Operating Officer of Canada’s Building
Trades Unions

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Ross Nairne
Executive Director, Occupational Health & Safety, Education & Prevention Strategies - Alberta Labour

 

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND RETENTION: HOW TO REALLY CHANGE THE FACE OF INDUSTRY

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MODERATOR - j'Amey Bevan
Chair of the Alberta Apprenticeship
& Industry Training Board

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Erin Thorpe
Sr. Construction Manager,
CANA Construction

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Lindsay Amundsen
Director of Workforce Development, Build Together

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Regina Wilson Davis
Supply and Technical Services Manager, Strathcona Refinery, Imperial

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Tara Fong
Manager, Equity Trades Programs, British Columbia Industry Training Authority (ITA)

 

WBF PRESENTS WORK PROUD: BUILDING LEADERSHIP FOR YOUR INCLUSION JOURNEY - A CASE STUDY APPROACH

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Erin Leonty
Manager, Global Inclusion & Diversity, Finning International Inc.

 

SESSION 2 THEME: PAY IT FORWARD

PATHWAYS IN THE TRADES: MENTORSHIP, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & INTERGENERATIONAL EXPERIENCES

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MODERATOR - Stevie Fuhrer
Specialist in Women in Trades and Technology (WITT)

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Jess Black
WBF Heavy Equipment Operator Graduate and Entrepreneur, Jess Black Inc.

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Kimberly Roy
LaFarge Ready-Mix Training Specialist and the Health & Safety Coordinator (NCSO)

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Lauren Sugerman
Director, National Center for Women's Equity in Apprenticeship & Employment, Chicago Women in Trades

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Taya Burke
CAREERS: The Next Generation, Women in Trades and Technologies (WITT) Field Director

 

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH COMMUNITIES, INDUSTRY PARTNERS & AN INDIGENOUS WORKFORCE

Sandra Sutter
Aboriginal Partnerships,
Tarpon Energy

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Alita Murowchuk
Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor at AECOM

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Tim Heins
Manager of Aboriginal Community Engagement at Royal Camp Services Ltd.

 

WBF PRESENTS WORK PROUD: TOOLS TO SUPPORT MULTI-LEVEL CHANGE: FOUNDATIONS, PRACTICE & SUSTAINABILITY

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Christina Taylor
Senior Manager of Workforce Development, Irving Oil.
Chair of BuildForce Canada

Sharon Barney
Sharon Barney Consultancy, Project Manager for the Respectful and Inclusive Workplace project, a BuildForce Canada Initiative

 
 

SESSION 3 THEME: BUILDING FUTURES

BUILDING CANADA’S LABOUR MARKET: CURRENT TRENDS, PATHWAYS & FUTURE DIRECTIONS

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MODERATOR -
Sarah Watts-Rynard

CEO of Polytech; Former Executive Director of Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

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Carla Corbett
Executive Director, Policy Standards, Advanced Education, Government of Alberta

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Janet Lane
Director, Human Capital Centre, Canada West Foundation

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Tina Wood
Manager, New Initiatives & Business Development, NAIT

 
 

DIVERSITY OF ECONOMIC FUTURES: ATTRACTING AND RETAINING A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE WORKFORCE

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MODERATOR - Angela Splinter
CEO, Trucking HR Canada

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Laurie Hauer
Manager of Employment Services, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

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Lisa Caton
Director of Strategy & Learning,
Momentum, Calgary, Alberta

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Quinn Posch
Executive Director,
Pride Centre of Edmonton

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Rebecca Kragnes
Manager, Apprenticeship and Industry Training, Advanced Education

 

WBF PRESENTS WORK PROUD: CREATING INCLUSIVE FEMALE FRIENDLY WORKSITES - LNG CANADA'S JOURNEY

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Tracey MacKinnon
Workforce Development Manager, LNG Canada