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About Us

Our Work

Our DEI work began with a focus on workplace accessibility and disability inclusion. We’ve advised dozens of employers in the recruitment and retention of talent with disabilities.

 

Today, our work has expanded to create systemic inclusion for people with disabilities, racialized, Indigenous and other underrepresented groups.

Our Team

Our team is a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of senior experts in organizational culture, Indigenous collaboration, change management, disability inclusion and communications.

 

Our combined expertise spans over 120 years in private, public and nonprofit sectors, across a range of industries. 

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Anna-Karina Tabuñar (she/her) has over 20 years of success in corporate communications, strategy, community advocacy and journalism. Anna-Karina recently obtained her Master of Arts (History) from Carleton University. She is the first student to graduate with a specialization in Carleton’s new in Accessibility Studies program.

 

This work is deeply personal because of her own lived experience, which she shares in speaking engagements.​ Anna-Karina was host of the award-winning TV series “Canada in Perspective,” the country's first show focusing on disability and inclusion. 

 

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Disability Screen Office and the Vanier Institute of the Family.

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Robert Wavey’s (he/him) distinguished career has been dedicated to the betterment of First Nation people. For almost 50 years, he held numerous leadership, senior management, and advisory positions with the Fox Lake Cree Nation, with Manitoba First Nation organizations and with the Province of Manitoba.

In 2016, he returned to work with his First Nation upon his retirement as Deputy Minister of Indigenous and Northern Relations for the Province of Manitoba.  He has served as Chief of the Fox Lake Cree Nation, Chairperson of the northern Manitoba Chiefs political organization, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, and Keewatin Tribal Council.  He also held the position of Executive Director of the Keewatin Tribal Council, a service delivery organization of 11 northern Manitoba First Nations, and of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.

Although retired, he continues  to provide advice and assistance to Fox Lake Cree Nation and to the self government initiatives of Treaty 5 and the Keewatin Tribal Council.

Robert is a residential school survivor and is committed to reconciliation and to the success of First Nations.

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Norma Tombari (she/her) is an internationally recognized expert in Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion. In her previous role as Senior Director at RBC, she held global responsibility for Diversity and Inclusion strategies and programs and was the architect of the bank's multi-year Diversity Blueprints and Diversity Leadership Council. 

 

Norma was honoured as the Most Influential Woman in Diversity and HR in Canada In 2017. She is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory and holds a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP) designation.

 

In 2012, Norma received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award for her many contributions to the community. 

Anna-Karina has taken experienced corporate leaders and made them more effective as leaders and spokespersons. Anna-Karina is a true professional in every sense of the word.

The Honourable David Pratt,
Canada's 36th Minister of National Defence

Anna-Karina and her powerful documentary Talent Untapped  

were a great hit at The Conference Board's 20th Corporate D&I Conference in New York City. Her talent for engaging others 

makes this an incredibly impactful an important contribution. 

Her documentary puts into the hands of D&I practitioners 

everywhere a powerful tool to create understanding and compel change.

Jörg Schmitz,
ThomasLeland LLCT

Anna-Karina's commitment and passion for everything are contagious and has enabled us to shed light on our teams and 

our achievements. She knew how to direct and push us towards excellence as leaders  and move toward our ambition!

Suzanne Bergeron,
President, Sodexo Canada

 

 

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