Diversity Summit 2020


ANC’s Diversity Summit 2020 is an event promoting diversity and inclusion in the fabric of the province’s workforce and communities.

This year’s Diversity Summit – Multiculturalism in Business and Communities: Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples – will serve as a pan-provincial forum to explore the contribution that newcomers and Indigenous Peoples make to the economic development of the province. In particular, the Diversity Summit will focus on advancing cross-cultural learning and promoting immigration as a vehicle for business growth in Newfoundland and Labrador.

We invite business and community stakeholders to join us for a full-day event to celebrate the increasing cultural diversity within the province.

Register today for Diversity Summit 2020!

Events of the day- We’re delighted to announce that Hasan Hai will be our MC for the day!

8:45    Registration and Refreshments
9:15    Land Acknowledgement, Opening Prayer, Drum Song, and Smudge
9:30   Opening Remarks and Welcome
9:45   Panel 1: Cross-Cultural Understanding – Past, Present & Future 
Exploring Indigenous and newcomer perspectives on a shared vision for the future of the province that is grounded in respect for cultural diversity and truth and reconciliation.
10:30  Indigeneity Today
Catharyn Andersen, Special Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs, Memorial University
11:00   Coffee Break
11:15    RBC Funding Announcement
11:30   Panel 2: Best Business Practices
A panel of newcomer and Indigenous entrepreneurs share their individual experiences of building and maintaining successful businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador
12:15   Lunch
A variety of multicultural food and entertainment
1:00   Diversity and Inclusion: Understanding your Human Rights Obligations
Carey Majid, Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission
1:30   Panel 3: Embracing Multiculturalism in Business and Community Sectors
Bringing together business and community representatives to speak about how multiculturalism positively shapes communities and organizations
2:15   Diversity Awards
·        ANC 40th Anniversary Cultural Educator of the Year
·        Bridget Foster Cultural Business Icon
·        Diversity Leadership Award
·        Community Hero
·        Hospitality NL International Ambassador Award
·        Indigenous Advocate
3:00 Closing Prayer


Diversity Awards

The Diversity Summit is also an opportunity to recognize the individuals in our province who are committed to the importance of embracing diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism in businesses and communities. During the Summit, we will present these awards:

  • ANC 40th Anniversary Cultural Educator of the Year
  • Bridget Foster Cultural Business Icon
  • Diversity Leadership Award
  • Community Hero
  • Hospitality NL International Ambassador Award
  • Indigenous Advocate

Find out more about the Diversity Awards here.

Reserve your seat today!

Registration details

$40 – General registration

$20 – Representatives from non-profits, community groups, and students

$20 – Sponsored tickets for newcomers and Indigenous participants*
* We invite organizations to sponsor tickets for newcomers and Indigenous participants to attend the Diversity Summit.



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Thank you to our Sponsors!