How, if at all, does building an inclusive workplace for Indigenous peoples differ from building an inclusive workplace for other employees? In this informative and inspirational talk Gabrielle will share insights and data on what Indigenous professionals want in the workplace, and compare it to equity and inclusion best practices. Gabrielle will explore the future of inclusion and tools to help managers better support and develop all employees.
• Supporting Indigenous employees is in line with supporting employees of other backgrounds.
• Insights on how the Indigenous workforce is changing in Canada, and why that matters.
Many educators want to teach their students about reconciliation, but often feel that they are lacking the training and resources to do so in a way that’s done respectfully towards indigenous communities. Gabrielle Scrimshaw will help them do so. As a sought after expert on Indigenous education around the globe, she’s worked with Indigenous communities and organizations around the world.
In this Presentation Gabrielle will provide a framework that empowers educators in teaching an Indigeous curriculum. Gabrielle will leave audiences inspired and give them actionable tools to implement reconciliation in their classrooms and beyond.
• Case studies of classrooms implementing Indigenous reconciliation.
• A toolkit for educators to learn about Indigenous history and develop their curriculum.
In a world where rapid change is being brought about by AI, decentralization, and smartphones, what does the future hold for the diverse array of Indigenous languages, cultures, and traditional ways of life? Gabrielle explores the role technology plays for Indigenous communities in reconciling the past and transforming our shared future.
In this informative presentation, Gabrielle shows audiences some of the powerful ways Indigenous communities are adapting to new technologies to create new opportunities. Participants will leave empowered to pursue new forms of possibility by leveraging technology.
• The best practices of innovative Indigenous communities leveraging technology for change.
• How to be more collaborative with Indigenous communities when developing new technology.
Born into a northern Indigenous community, Gabrielle had some daunting numbers stacked against her. She was eleven times more likely to be reported missing, three times more likely to be unemployed, and she was more likely to drop out of high school than finish it.
Through random acts of kindness and strangers planting seeds of “maybe”, Gabrielle was able to change her life and transform her community. In this inspiring talk, Gabrielle will share the Maybe Principle. A simple idea that saved her life, allowed her to become a first-generation student, and start a national non-profit, eventually earning master’s degrees from both Harvard and Stanford.
• How each one of us has the power to transform a life.
• Techniques to motivate those within your community to achieve great things.
Indigenous inclusion and reconciliation in the private sector have progressed, but still have a long way to go. Achieving this goal is paramount to build a more inclusive Canada.
In this presentation, Gabrielle will establish links between the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. In addition, Gabrielle will explore case studies from companies like Nike and Twitter, and give managers tools to explore reconciliation for their teams and workplaces.
• How a reconciliation mindset plays out in relation to Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, CSR, and community collaboration.