Empowering Indigenous Talent

Learn how to develop your Indigenous workforce directly from experts with decades of experience.

What is Workforce Forward?

Workforce Forward brings together a diverse group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous thought-leaders to discuss what steps we all can take to become even greater allies to Indigenous workers and facilitate lasting change in the Canadian workforce.

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 in their workplaces.

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Who will be there?

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.

58% of participants are of senior rank

CDO's, CEOs, CFO's, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, Owners, Founders, Principals, DEI Directors

38% work in Human Resources

HR Director, HR Analysts, HR Generalists, HR Advisors, HR Managers, HR Coordinators, Recruiters, Talent Acquisition

24% of participants work in a leadership role

Managers, Supervisors, Recruitment Specialists, Training & Development Leaders, Coordinators

Why Attend?

Gain the ideas, resources and connections you need to become an Indigenous inclusion champion!

Learn From The Best

Tap into rich insights, best practices, and the latest proven tactics from leaders in diversity and Indigenous inclusion.

Make Connections

Connect with peers from businesses large and small to expand your personal network and sphere of influence.

Professional Development

Advance your knowledge and drive sustained growth for your employees, brand and organization.

Meet some of our past speakers!

Our visionary speakers represent some of the best in the business and are here to
inspire, motivate and empower your organization to action!

National Director, Indigenous Relations
Director of Indigenous HR Strategy
Tokata HR Solutions
Founder & Principal
Channer Consulting & Training
Senior Advisor, Cross-cultural & Indigenous Relations
AiM Land Services
Leaders International Executive Search
Award-Winning Diversity & Inclusion Expert I Inspirational Speaker I Organizational Transformation
Erin Davis Co.
Founder & CEO
Jouta Performance Group
Executive Director
Pride at Work Canada
It takes a village...

We are grateful for the support of our Sponsors, Exhibitors and Associations whom without, Workforce Forward would not be possible!

Not Sponsors...
Our Partners!
Showcase your commitment to a more equitable world of work for Indigenous peoples by joining the Workforce Forward family. Discover our available opportunities and get involved today!
It takes a village...

Workforce Forward is the place where thought-leaders gather to discuss Indigenous Inclusion strategies backed by leadership and commitment, relationship building, accountability and action.

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