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. This June, we are celebrating Pride with a virtual conversation about building inclusive workplaces that are safe and welcoming for 2SLGBTQ+ people.     

It’s been said that workplaces are a chosen home, and places where 2SLGBTQ+ people deserve to feel comfortable being their authentic selves. Sponsored by TD Insurance and hosted by Engineers Canada, this Pride Month conversation will explore how workplaces can provide a safe space for everyone, what pride looks like in engineering, and how non-2SLGBTQ+ colleagues can become allies.    

The virtual chat will be held on Tuesday June 25, with Kim Bouffard (she/her), Manager of Belonging and Engagement at Engineers Canada, as the moderator. The panellists will be Michelle Liu (iel/they/them), a Queer, Asian-Canadian, non-binary, and neurodivergent lawyer, professional engineer, speaker, and consultant; and Martine Roy (she/her), a strong advocate for 2SLGBTQ+ rights and the Regional Director, 2SLGBTQ+ Business Development Quebec & Eastern Canada for TD Bank.  

Both speakers have years of experience in advocating for equity-seeking people who experience discrimination in STEM workplaces. We’re excited to host them for Pride Month and invite everyone to join us in discovering how to continue building safe and inclusive workplaces. Register now.