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Newcomer Talent for Future Success

October 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join fellow employers from across Southwestern Ontario for a virtual panel discussion on ‘Newcomer Talent for Future Success’. Engage with a panel of incredible speakers from across the region to explore the benefits of diversity in the workplace, best practices for Newcomer recruitment and retention and how employers have been navigating conversations surrounding unconscious bias, race and inclusion.


Panelists include: Joaquim Ballès | VP Business Development, General Counsel at Trudell Medical Limited | London

Sarah Bacchus | Principal Owner at Montessori Preschool | Port Elgin

Katrina Michielsen | Supervisor, Employment Services at Lutherwood | Guelph

Massi Basiri | Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at ApplyBoard | Waterloo Region


Moderators: Dharshi Lacey | Director, Equity, Inclusion & Governance at Pillar Non-profit Network | London

Katrina Michielsen | Supervisor, Employment Services at Lutherwood | Guelph

Our panelists and moderator bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise including:

• Perspectives from different regions across Southwestern Ontario, including urban and rural communities

• Expertise from diverse industries, such as health, manufacturing, technology, education and small business

• Up-to-date knowledge pertaining to equity and inclusion in the workplace

We are invested in your learning. We invite attendees to share their questions in advance or engage in the live Q&A after the panel.

This event is brought to you by Immploy, a community project of WIL Employment Connections, and Local Immigration Partnerships from across Southwest Ontario including London-Middlesex, Waterloo Region, Guelph-Wellington and Waterloo Region.

Unable to attend? Please register to receive the webinar recording, which will be available to watch on-demand after October 30, 2020.

Register now:


October 30
8:30 am - 10:00 am