Patience Adamu is the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Aecon Group Inc. Originally a public policy researcher astute in Canadian public policy, with a PhD in Policy Studies from Ryerson University, Patience brings extensive knowledge of employment equity, human rights legislation and anti-oppression. Professionally, she has spent her career working across the sports, education, and construction industries, and made a name for herself in construction by designing and implementing Canada’s first community benefits program for Metrolinx’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Project. Within the EDI space, she credits both her lived experience and critical research skills with allowing her to publish several papers, present at conferences across Europe and North America, and create programs for large organizations that create real change.
Day 1: Dec 7, 2021
PANEL DISCUSSION: DE&I STRATEGIES
Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in your Workforce
Demonstrating that your organization promotes diversity and inclusion will boost your company’s success, but it can still be challenging. Your employees need to know they can trust you with their most personal information or you won’t have any reliable data. Boost your diversity and inclusion strategy by:
- Identifying underrepresented groups in your organization and establishing what diversity should look like.
- Building employee trust and developing reliable security protocols for providing and accessing employee information.
- Advertising and partnering with particular groups to find the people you need.
Cultivate employee trust to achieve organizational goals with a sound diversity and inclusion policy.
Day 2: Dec 8, 2021