Inclusion is on the radar and priority list of most organizations. Organizations and their leaders want to do something but they often struggle with where to start. Inclusion is a choice, it is an outcome of intentional work to create environments that support diversity and provide leadership for people to bring their whole selves to their work and play. This session will be your call to action, your opportunity to think about next steps.

Andrea Carey is a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP), holds a Masters of Education in Leadership Studies and is a champion of inclusion. Andrea is currently working towards a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, is Dare to Lead trained and Nova Profile Certified. Andrea recently completed an appointment as a Special Advisor on Disability Inclusion for Minister Carla Qualtrough P.C., M.P..

As the founder and Chief INclusion Officer with INclusion INcorporated, Andrea works to support clients to create cultures of belonging and inclusion for everyone to thrive and has worked extensively on inclusion and improved access for Indigenous peoples, Newcomers, persons with disabilities and women and girls. She brings extensive experience in business operations, facility management, human resources, strategic planning, marketing, group facilitation, curriculum development and in product development.

Her passionate, playful and engaging approach to inclusion provides a platform for understanding the challenges, to develop a strategy that aligns the organization’s needs with global trends and connects clients to tools to ensure successful implementation.

Andrea volunteered for ten years with the Canadian Paralympic Committee as a Board Director and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee; and currently sits on the Board of KidSport Victoria.