...Mark your calendarsWorkforce Forward is returning in a BIG way!

We're switching gears in 2023 and evolving our virtual conferences into intimate, in-person gatherings, beginning next April in Calgary, then Saskatoon and Vancouver before returning virtually in Fall 2023.

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Our Audience

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

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.

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.

"An inspiring event and an opportunity to join the voices of employers committed to an inclusive and well-rounded workforce."

Jo-Anne MorinSenior Talent Advisor 

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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!

  • Learning Track - Level 1
  • Learning Track - Level 2
  • Learning Track - Level 3

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!

Not Sponsors...
Our Partners!
Since it's inception, Workforce Forward has partnered with some of Canada's best diversity employers! Discover the organizations who have partnered with Workforce Forward in the past.
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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