Navigating Diversity – Insights from Racialized EDI and HR Professionals

Navigating Diversity – Insights from Racialized EDI and HR Professionals

Join the discussion about the experiences of racialized EDI and HR professionals.

Together, we’ll examine what racialized individuals encounter in a work environment, narrowing in on how they would love to be seen vs. the reality of common perceptions.

We will start off with a Panel Discussion featuring Translink’s newly appointed Director of Workforce Planning and Talent Acquisition: Rubina Mahal, and Senior Manager for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at City of Burnaby: Vishad Deeplaul – followed by Q&A, breakout rooms, and enriching conversation.

Walk away with strategies and approaches for all individuals to be seen for their skillset, professionalism, and what they bring to the table.

Ensure that all people are valued for who they are, beyond the color of their skin.

*The Panel Discussion will be recorded if you can’t make it live

Rubina is Translink’s newly appointed Director of Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning in Vancouver BC.

Before joining Translink, Rubina was the first-ever Director of Strategic Recruitment, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with Providence Health Care. While in healthcare, Rubina made significant advances in creating transparent and equitable hiring practices.

She stumbled into Human Resources after spending time in journalism and social justice. In all her professional roles, Rubina brings her lived experience which has helped inform the work she does. She strives to eliminate barriers to employment, especially for those who have historic discrimination.

Rubina is proudly raising two feminists and strives to empower women to use their voices and advocate for continual change in the workplace.








Vishad Deeplaul brings extensive experience in the field of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace. A true advocate for change, he has lent his voice to support many women’s groups and marginalized people in South Africa, the country where he was born and raised.

Vishad’s experience with non-profit organizations in BC holds him in good stead for his role as the new Senior Manager for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the City of Burnaby.

Vishad’s first-hand experience in driving change has contributed to his passion for EDI. Together with his husband, they sparked constitutional change in South Africa in support of equal treatment for all fathers. Changing South African history is one of his proudest accomplishments as he explains here.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging community for HR Professionals

Join us for a holiday happy hour celebration of networking, a dance show & fireside panel learning! Tea Party will be joining us – an interactive dance cabaret celebrating the beginning of the 2000’s. Special Guests Nate Fadear and GoodRich Productions.

As Catchy Consulting Inc. & Veza Global co-host our first event bringing together HR Professionals, equity-deserving service providers & NFPs who are passionate about Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. A portion of the funds will be donated to the TAP Network’s Resource HUB, a NFP.

Excited to conclude our first cohort of “Building with Resilience Program: Organizational EDIB {Equity Diversity Inclusion and Belonging} Strategy Program” for HR practitioners and leaders who are activating strategy, initiatives and practices within their organizations.

Hear from a panel of seasoned professionals on the implementation of initiatives at each stage of the employee life cycle and various best practices for activating EDIB in the workplace

Each $20 ticket includes appetizers & a drink ticket.

Where: Cold Tea Restaurant, Davie & Granville Street

When: Monday, December 12, 2022 4-6:30+

4:00pm Doors Open & Welcome Reception

5:15pm: Welcome & Introductions

5:30-6pm: EDIB Fireside Panel Discussion

6: Performance: TEA PARTY – A New Cabaret A night in the early 2000’s

This event is generously sponsored by Focus Professionals Services and Orbital Consulting.