West Toronto: *SOLD OUT - WAITLIST ONLY* IN-PERSON Annual Business Meeting and Unlocking the Power of DEI: Key Success Factors for Organizational Transformation

Date and Time

Starts:05/14/2024 5:30 PM

Ends:05/14/2024 8:30 PM

Registration Closes:05/07/2024 8:00 AM

Event Type: Annual Business Meeting

1.5 Hour(s)

Weston Golf & Country Club 50 St. Phillips Rd. Etobicoke, ON


FREE Members | Non-Members $65+HST

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Additional Information

Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door. This is an IN-PERSON event. Registering online in advance is required.

Cancellations to be provided to chaptercancellations@hrpa.ca 3 business days in advance.

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During this event we will cover an over-view of our year for the West Torontol Chapter at our Annual Business Meeting (ABM), followed by recognition of our members that were designated in 2023 and our volunteers.

We will follow the ABM with the follow session:

In this session designed for HR leaders and organizational change-makers, we delve into the critical success factors that enable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives to not only take root but flourish within organizations. Drawing on insights from workplaces that have successfully integrated DEI into their core operations, this workshop aims to equip participants with the knowledge and strategies necessary to navigate the common pitfalls that can derail these initiatives


  1. Identify and Understand the Eight Critical Success Factors for DEI Initiatives: Participants will learn about the eight essential elements that must be addressed to lay a strong foundation for DEI efforts. This objective includes understanding how to assess organizational readiness, secure leadership commitment, and align DEI strategies with broader business goals.
  2. Develop Strategies to Overcome Common DEI Challenges: Attendees will gain insights into the typical challenges and barriers that can hinder DEI progress, such as resistance to change, lack of engagement, and insufficient resources. The session will provide practical strategies for overcoming these obstacles, ensuring that DEI initiatives are resilient and impactful.
  3. Create Actionable DEI Implementation Plans: Participants will learn how to translate the insights and strategies discussed during the session into actionable plans tailored to their organizational context. This objective focuses on equipping attendees with the tools to initiate, sustain, and measure the impact of DEI initiatives, fostering an environment of continuous improvement and inclusive culture.


5:30pm Registration and Networking

6:00pm Dinner

6.45pm ABM

7:00pm Speaker presentation

8:30pm Event Concludes

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Tammy Williams at TWilliams@hrpa.ca

Speaker bio(s)
Gabriela Zuniga, CHRL, D&I Consultant

Gabby Zuniga (she/hers) is the founder and principal consultant of Inclusive Kind a diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting practice that is dedicated to helping organizations create cultures and experiences where everyone can succeed. Most recently she was the Diversity and Inclusiveness Leader at EY, Canada leading the development, execution, and implementation of the diversity and inclusion strategy. She has over 20 years of experience working in Human Resources and Organizational Development and has worked in Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto supporting a variety of organizations and industries. Her passion is taking academic research and insights and practically applying them to increase diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. Giving everyone a greater opportunity to thrive. She has a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Toronto, a Certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of Toronto and holds the Canadian Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation.