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Private & Public Companies
Join The New Humanity Initiative and Canada CFO's Inc. in partnership with the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP) along with our cast of amazing speakers and thought leaders who will promote and amplify equity diversity and inclusion in the accounting and finance sector.
Come share and discuss anti-Black racism and how to make meaningful change, with a view to creating inclusive and equitable opportunities.
We are opening our virtual gates earlier for our early birds
with Musical Stylist DJ 4KORNERS
official DJ and Music Director
of The Toronto Raptors, join in on the fun.
Leadership & Change in Accounting and Finance
Strengthening Economic Mobility for BIPOC Communities
Thursday, November 12, 2020
10:15 - 1:05 PM EST
Proudly Partnered By
Earn Verifiable CPD Credits
Panel Discussion, Voices In Action, Fireside Chat and Dialogue on Diversity
Leadership and Change in Accounting & Finance is an immersive and interactive digital event with a view towards strengthening Economic Mobility for BIPOC Communities. It will feature curated conversations, engagement and experience addressing anti-Black racism, crucial challenges, meaningful change and innovative impact in creating inclusive and equitable opportunities.
The New Humanity
The New Humanity Initiative (TNHI) is a purpose-fueled organization that is a catalyst for fundamental change for racialized groups throughout Canada. Our mission is to strengthen inclusivity for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) who have faced systemic racism, oppression and social injustices through engagement, awareness, advocacy, and intentional actions.
Canada CFO's Inc.
Canada CFO's Inc. (Formerly CFO Services By BizON Capital Corporation) Is a professional services provider of highly experienced and highly qualified CFO's and Financial Executives for part-time, interim, and/or contract roles. Canada CFO Services offer high-caliber Fractional CFOs, Strategic Planning, and Financial Management expertise to companies and organizations.
(25 minutes in the main room during the Voices in Action Segment)
Economic Mobility & Advancement
Strengthening the capacity and partnerships for BIPOC to have equitable access to economic opportunities and pathways by identifying barriers, developing programs and solutions for bringing themselves, talents and skills to the workplace and society.
Optimize emerging and existing strategic frameworks to align initiatives and programs to foster economic prosperity for BIPOC with equitable access to business value chain, capital, financial resources and pathways to wealth creation.
A powerful segment that explores actions and strategies by thought leaders and practitioners from around the globe that are implementing transformative practices in organizations to strengthen equity, access, inclusion and belonging that fosters a progressive organizational environment. It reflects the diverse voices in organizations, communities and society and provide a platform for courageous conversations that inspire actions and solutions for our collective future in which BIPOC individuals can grow, thrive and contribute to change.
Kindly select the breakout session that you would like to be a part of during registration.
Capital & Finance
Culture and Organizational Change
Health & Wellbeing
Investment, Enablement and Financial Services
Leadership & Inclusion
Voices in Action
A curated conversation with our thought leader on transformation and belonging as crucial agents of change in organization, community and people. Perspectives and techniques on transformation and belonging techniques and strategies and their importance in building resilient and inclusive workplace.
In this segment, hear from Antoine Mindjimba, Associate Partner at Ernst & Young (EY). Antoine will share with you what EY is doing to further foster and amplify their culture for diversity, inclusion and belonging. Then leveraging their leadership and experience for change in the corporate world.
A curated conversation with our speakers on equity, diversity and inclusion that explores best practices, key strategies and meaningful actions that are vital to building a progressive organizational culture that incorporates our individual and collective potential for BIPOC professionals.
Hear from Tashia Batstone, Senior Vice-President External Relations and Business Development, and Andrea Sewell Co-Chair Diversity and Inclusion Council, from CPA Canada.
In this segment Tashia and Andrea will share initiatives and insights for CPA's to support, foster and advocate change, to amplify equity, diversity and inclusion in Corporate Canada.
Enabling Prosperity Through Capital
Explore insights on strengthening the economy and sustainability for
the indigenous community through access to capital, investment and infrastructure. Understand the importance of how a strong indigenous sector helps economy and people to thrive by enabling access to capital.
Empowering Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship and Economic Mobility
Glean insights, strategies and programming to develop gender-specific programmes, funding and technology platforms to foster Indigenous women entrepreneurship and economic empowerment.
Hugh Anthony Simmonds, PhD
Co-Founder & Co-Chair
The New Humanity Initiative
Bruce Singer, CPA, CA
CEO & Founder
Canada CFO’s Inc.
Fostering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with CPA's
MBA, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
Senior Vice President
External Relations and
Diversity and Inclusion Council
People Advisory Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Stay tuned for Speaker Announcements.
Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D Founder and CEO Women Get On Board
William Onuwa DBA,FCII,ICD.D
Chief Audit Executive
CPA, CA, B Math
Founder & CEO
Mona Ghiami CPA, CA, BSc
Chief Inclusion Officer
PWC - Canada
Caroline Gayle, BSc, MBA
Managing Director, Accenture,
Accenture | Canada
Voices in Action - Leaders
Stay tuned for Speaker Announcements.
Dexter D. S. John
B.A., LL.B, ICD.D
Chief Executive Officer
Gryphon Advisors Inc.
Omosalewa (Shalewa) Iaboni, CPA, CA, CFP
Audit and Advisory Services
Crowe Soberman LLP
Philip Mayers, CPA, CA, CMA
SVP, Chief Financial Officer
Colin K. R. Lynch
Head of Global Real
TD Asset Management
Christine J Diaz
Senior Director-S/4HANA Finance & Risk, CoE,
Michael Williams BA(Hons),
LL.B, MBA, CIM®️
Chief Risk Officer
Jerome Dwight CA,CPA, CFA
Multi-Family Office & Corporate Director, Former CEO Bank of New York Mellon Canada
VP people & Experience
Denise Achonu, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Verve Senior Living
Voices in Action - Moderators
Meryl Afrika, President
Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals
Michael Kravshik, CPA, CA Founder | CEO | LumiQLearn
Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV
Kalex Valuations Inc.
Jillian Couse. MBA
Head of ACCA Canada
Fireside Chat on Economic Mobility
Helen T Berhane CPA, CMA, CGMA, FCMA(UK), BSc
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA Canada)
Ken Green, CPA, CA, MBA Partner
GMS Professional Corporation Chartered Professional Accountants
Celia Meikle CPA, CA
GMS Professional Corporation
Chartered Professional Accountants
Danisha Allen, MBA
Fireside Chat on Indigenous Perspectives
Shannin Metatawabin ICD.D
CEO, National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association (NACCA)
Founder & CEO, Pestun Consulting Inc.
CPA, CGA, MBA, FCCA
Tosin Olabenjo, MBA, PMP, CSM, CSPO, Eng.
Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Service
Kirk "4KORNERS" St.Cyr
Official DJ & Music Director of the Toronto Raptors
Recording Artist, Music Producer, Songwriter
In our commitment to meaningful change and tangible support we invite attendees of the Leadership and Change in Accounting and Finance Virtual Conference to make voluntary donations in support of Black Health Alliance, Ontario Black History Society and Black Business and Professional Association.
ALL donations are anonymous and goes directly to the selected charity. You will receive a tax receipt.
We appreciate your generosity!