Canadian Congress is a consortium of about 250 speakers, consultants, facilitators, community advocates, and professionals like doctors, lawyers, accountants, bankers, real estate agents, professors, and other experts with academic, corporate, and lived experiences in different aspects of EDI. This is one of our competitive advantages, the remarkable ability to harmonize the education, expertise, and efforts of so many social justice advocates to offer our clients an end-to-end strategic framework and 3 to 5-year roadmap to eliminate racism and discrimination.

Since some of our experts have been facilitating corporate transformation programs for over four decades, backed by PhDs, MBAs & Bachelors in many related disciplines, our collective experiences in the field of social justice, organizational psychology, leadership effectiveness, staff empowerment, transformation of culture, elimination of racism and discrimination, gender equity, development of EDI strategy, curriculum & dashboard exceed 300 years.

Resident Speakers, Consultants & Coaches

Alex Ihama

Inclusive Leadership, EDI Strategy, Board & Senior Management Coaching 

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Chrissy Benz

Gender Equity, Policy Intersectionality, Culture, Sport Equity & Allyship

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Henry Luyombya

Mental Health, Racism & Discrimination, Community & Youth Develpoment

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Courtney Betty

Law & Justice, Board & Executive Leadership, Culture, Mental Health

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Moy Fung

Gender Equity, Mental Health, Culture, Community & Youth Development

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Roberto Hausman

Diversity, Workplace Equity, & Community & Youth Development

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Joyce Odidison

Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Relationship, & Mental Health 

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Steve Anderson

Law, Justice & Politics, Board & Executive Leadership, & Community Development

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Pauline Christine

Black Empowerment, Board & Executive Leadership, & Corporate Culture

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Tonia Jacobs

Truth and Reconciliation, Indigenization, Leadership, & Community Development 

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Dr. Ardavan Eizadirad

Leadership, Data Analytics, Policy, Culture, Youth & Community Develpoment

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Alethia O'Hara Stephenson

Leadership, Suppliers Diversity, Culture, Youth & Community Development

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Featured Honourable Speakers

We have been honoured to host some of the matriarchs and patriarchs of the social justice landscape in Canada who have each spent over 50 years advocating for the appreciation of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion while contributing towards the implementation of national policies & programs like the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the nationwide celebration of Black History Month in Canada.

Hon. (Dr) Jean Augustine

First Black Woman Member of Parliament & First Fairness Commissioner of Ontario

Senator Murray Sinclair

 Former Chairman, Indian Residential Schools Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Senator Jane McCallum

Senator & Chancellor of Brandon University, Manitoba

Chief Wayne Christian

Former Chief of the Splatsin First Nations & Indigenous Rights Advocate

Senator Don Oliver

First Black Male Senator & 2nd in Senate Chamber

Hon. Ahmed Hussen

Minister of Housing, Diversity & Inclusion in Canada

Nekima Armstrong

American Lawyer & Social Justice Activist

Chief Mark Saunders

First Black Chief, Toronto Police Services

Tonya Williams

Director of Reelworld Screen Institute & Foundation 

Hon. Navdeep Bains

 Vice-Chairman at CIBC & Former Minister of Innovation

Dr. Rosemary Sadlier

Former President of the Ontario Black History Society

Dr. Wendy Cukier

 Founder of the Diversity Institute (TMU)

Guest Speakers

To offer a comprehensive list of social justice topics that our clients require to develop their board members, executives, senior management team and employees, we have partnered with over 250 speakers, facilitators, and consultants with academic and lived experiences to develop one of the most exhaustive EDI training curriculums in the world, with a catalogue of over 300 digital courses and contents through our Learning Management System (LMS).

Julie Pellissier-Lush

Indigenous Storyteller, Performer, Educator & Social Justice Advocacy

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Nicholas Thompson

Anti-Black Racism & Discrimination, Social Justice in Civil Service

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Tamara Termitus

Gender Equity, Anti-Black Racism & Discrimination, Social Justice in Civil Service

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Dr. Jennifer Fraser

Human Psychology, Inclusive Leadership & Psychological Health & Safety, & Culture

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Alain Babineau

Anti-Black Racism & Discrimination, Social Justice in Civil Service & Policing

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Elisabeth Walker-Young

Paralympic Gold Medalist, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA)

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Adrian Harewood

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Media & Journalism, and Inclusive Communication

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Paulette Senior

Inclusive Leadership, Gender Equity, Corporate Culture & Community Development

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Nancy Mitchell

Gender Equity, Micropedia of Microaggressions, EDI Research & 50/30 Challenge

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Dr. Hugh Anthony

EDI & Belonging, Anti-Black Racism & Discrimination, Culture and Leadership

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Charlene Sanjenko

Indigenous Storyteller, Film Maker, Cultural Learning & Creative Social Impact

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Rumina Morris

Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Inclusive Leadership & Gender Equity

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