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EllisDon names Khan head of inclusive diversity role

EllisDon names Khan head of inclusive diversity role

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — EllisDon has appointed Jennifer Khan to the role of head of inclusive diversity as part of the people and culture division.

Khan has worked on the people and culture team at EllisDon for nearly a decade. She started with the company as a learning and development specialist, moving her way up to her most recent role as director of talent management.

In 2019, she was named co-chair of diversity and inclusion at EllisDon and has worked on initiatives like EllisDon’s partnership with Build A Dream, a non‐profit dedicated to attracting, encouraging and recruiting female students to pursue careers in skilled trades and STEM, indicates a release.

EllisDon’s Inclusive Diversity division also includes a partnership with Pride at Work Canada, which empowers employers to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation. All EllisDon employees must complete an inclusive diversity training program on identity, perspective, language and inclusive environments before beginning their work with the company.

“I am proud to be part of the ongoing education, awareness and real conversations on inclusive diversity at EllisDon,” said Khan in a statement. “As a working mother of two boys, a visible minority with immigrant parents, who’s married to a Canadian Muslim, diversity is part of my everyday life and I hope to continue to provide a safe space for all employees to feel seen and heard.”

“Jen has been a trailblazer in leading an inclusive and diverse environment at EllisDon and on our team,” said Paul Trudel, senior vice-president, people and culture at EllisDon, in a statement. “While there is still work to be done, she’s demonstrated commitment and passion on issues that matter, while giving employees the opportunity to be their authentic selves through open platforms.”

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