As the national voice of the engineering profession, one of Engineers Canada’s core purposes is to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in the profession that reflects Canadian society. On June 25, 2024, we celebrated Pride Month with a virtual conversation about building inclusive workplaces that are safe and welcoming for 2SLGBTQ+ people. The recording of this webinar is now available. 

Sponsored by TD Insurance and hosted by Engineers Canada, this Pride Month conversation explored how workplaces can provide a safe space for everyone, what pride looks like in engineering, and how non-2SLGBTQ+ colleagues can become allies.     

The webinar featured Michelle Liu (iel/they/them), a Queer, Asian-Canadian, non-binary, and neurodivergent lawyer, professional engineer, speaker, and consultant, in conversation with Martine Roy (she/her), a strong advocate for 2SLGBTQ+ rights and the Regional Director, 2SLGBTQ+ Business Development Quebec & Eastern Canada for TD Bank. The webinar was moderated by Kim Bouffard, Manager of Belonging and Engagement at Engineers Canada. Opening and closing remarks were provided by Jeanette Southwood, Engineers Canada’s Vice-president of Corporate Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, and Gerard McDonald, Engineers Canada’s CEO, respectively.