Indigenize Your Workforce!Learn how to propel your workplace culture to one that puts Indigenous inclusion first!
Since our inception, hundreds of DEI & HR experts, Indigenous thought-leaders and senior executives have congregated together at Workforce Forward to learn, share best practices, and discover how to create an organizational culture of belonging.
About The Event
Year after year, Workforce Forward brings together a diverse group of thought-leaders to share their work in the inclusion and diversity space, as well as discuss what steps we all can take to become even greater allies and facilitate lasting change.
Hosted in either a dedicated online portal or intimate professional setting with catered lunch, each conference program at Workforce Forward features a combination of dynamic panel discussions and intimate workshops where attendees can meet each other and discover new ideas and practical strategies to implement equality, diversity & Indigenous inclusion initiatives.
Gain the ideas, resources and connections you need to become an Indigenous inclusion champion!
"An inspiring event and an opportunity to join the voices of employers committed to an inclusive and well-rounded workforce."
Jo-Anne Morin, Senior Talent Advisor
Speakers in 2023
Meet Our Visionary Speakers!
Meet the experts behind the content at the last edition of Workforce Forward!
How Our Content Works
Each iteration of Workforce Forward brings together a curated series of panel discussions designed for all levels of experience, as well as dynamic workshops ranging from beginner to advanced levels. This way, you can decide which sessions are best suited to your level of experience, and customize your Workforce Forward journey to your liking!
Learn more about our workshop learning track levels by clicking on the boxes below!
Level 1 workshops are best suited for those who are just beginning their Indigenous inclusion journey and are unfamiliar with the diverse cultural traditions of Indigenous peoples working in Canada. These workshops are designed to generate a common understanding and an awareness of expectations. You can’t skip this level if you want to create an Indigenous inclusive organizational culture
Level 2 workshops are designed for those who have familiarity working with diverse teams, and are interested in building upon their existing DEI policy to attract more Indigenous talent to their organization. More than awareness, these workshops provide tangible skills and the necessary tools needed to implement changes and create an inclusive organizational culture that attracts, recruits and retains Indigenous talent
Level 3 workshops are best suited for those already actively employing Indigenous talent and collaborating with Indigenous communities, but are interested in moving beyond their existing DEI policy and taking their Indigenous inclusion goals to the next level. They are individually shaped to provide the skills needed to successfully lead an increasingly inclusive workforce. An organization can expect a measurable shift in perspective and behaviour and some forward momentum in changing institutional culture when sending multiple key decision-makers to attend these sessions
Join the Workforce Forward Community!
Send a clear message to your industry, and future Indigenous talent that you take inclusion seriously! Download our partner kit today to find the right opportunity for you organization!
It takes a village...
Introducing our Fall 2022 Partners
We are grateful for the support of our Sponsors, Exhibitors and Associations whom without, Workforce Forward would not be possible!