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Diversity & Inclusion Industry Breakfast
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When: Wednesday June 5, 2019
Registration 7:30 am | Session 8:00 am
Where: Toronto Region Board of Trade
77 Adelaide St. W
Lennox Hall
Toronto M5X 1C1
Contact: Carolyn Lane
416-642-2700 x 223

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• Registration - 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM 
• Opening Remarks - 8:00 AM to 8:05 AM
• Keynote Address + Q&A - 8:05 AM to 8:30 AM
• Panels & Closing Remarks - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM


• $75/person to be paid upon online registration

OnWednesday, June 5th in Toronto, REALPAC, BOMA Toronto, CoreNet, NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter, Toronto CREW and ULI are pleased to host an industry breakfast dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion in commercial real estate.

8:00 - 8:30

Blake Hutcheson
, President & Chief Pension Officer, OMERS will open the breakfast, followed by the Founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Michael Bach, who will anchor the morning with a special keynote address. Michael is nationally and internationally recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of diversity, inclusion, and employment equity, bringing a vast knowledge of leading practices in a live setting to his work.

The breakfast will continue with a series of three panels more closely examining different facets of Diversity & Inclusion and the successes and challenges within the commercial real estate industry.

Moderated by StefanTeague, panel sessions include:

8:30 - 9:00

Empowering Women & Breaking Barriers in Commercial Real Estate: Biases, Challenges & the Way Forward

Sharon M. Addison
Partner, Toronto
Dentons Canada LLP

Michelle Hunte
Asset Specialist
Walmart Canada

Farrah Khimji
Grant Thornton

9:00 - 9:30

Sexual Orientation & Identity Diversity:Fostering an Inclusive Environment & Forging Alliances Between the LGBTQ Community & CRE

Jeffrey Knowles
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Holly Warnick
Senior Director, Global Account Operations
CBRE Limited

9:30 - 10:00

Racial & Ethnic Diversity

Andrew Garrett

Real Estate Development Cadillac Fairview

Jeanhy Shim
Housing Lab Toronto Founder
Children's Discovery Centre

Theresa Warnaar
Senior Vice President, Retail Asset Management
KingSett Capital