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November 2017 Newsletter

Looking Ahead to 2018

We can’t believe 2018 is almost here! What better way to launch the new audit cycle than with the recent Inside Out Conference, November 2-3 in Toronto. Generously hosted by LoyaltyOne in their state of the art, futuristic work environment. Attendees delved into discussions about diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and the future of employee centered, community investment.

What is Community Investment? Preparation for the Valuation Vote!

Join us Thursday, November 30th for an online discussion on the upcoming valuation issues for vote in 2017.

In Canada, the LBG Community Regularly reviews what is considered community investment. Join us for a peer-to-peer discussion on the issues to be presented to LBG Canada companies for a vote in 2017. For more information, please contact Stephanie Robertson at

LBG Canada 2018 Regional Meetings – Calgary & Vancouver

Early in 2018, join us for LBG Canada’s regional meetings in Calgary and Vancouver. More information will be released in the coming weeks.

If you have any pressing questions regarding the topics of the meetings please contact Bryan Thiedemann.

Inside Out Conference Highlights

If Diversity & Inclusion Matters, What is Holding Us Back?

At Inside Out, Amy Hanen, AVP, Diversity & Inclusion at TD Bank Group, and Helen Kennedy, Executive Director of Egale Canada led a panel to discuss the fundamental question: “if diversity and inclusion is a corporate priority, what is holding us back?”

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What Do Employees Really Want From Work?

At Inside Out Estela Vasquez-Perez, RBC’s Director of Employment Brand at Employee Experience in the Centre of Expertise, spoke to the importance of growth in employee giving programs and how these programs need to offer learning and development opportunities to employees. Expanding on this, Estela noted that if employees can build better futures for themselves they can deliver better futures for others.

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Presentations and conference recordings can be found here.