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Keynote Speakers


Most Important Figures in D&I

Special Guest of Honor

The Honourable Randy Boissonnault was first elected to the House of Commons in 2015 and was re‑elected in 2021, representing Edmonton Centre. Minister Boissonnault is a successful entrepreneur, community leader, and philanthropist with a strong record of leadership in business, public service, and the not-for-profit sector. Minister Boissonnault served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage from 2015 to 2017, champi

Minister Sawhney was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-North East. Born and raised in north east Calgary, Sawhney is a mother of 4, an activist, and an engaged community volunteer. Rajan attended the University of Calgary, earning a degree in Economics and Political Science as well as an MBA. Rajan Sawhney was sworn in as Minister of Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism on October 24, 202


Margaret Trudeau is a Canadian icon, celebrated both for her role in the public eye and as a respected mental-health issues advocate. From becoming a prime minister’s wife at a young age, to the loss of both her son and her former husband, to living with bipolar disorder, Trudeau tirelessly shares her personal stories to remind others of the importance of nurturing the body, mind, and spirit. A bestselling author, Trudeau is the author of four


Bushra Amiwala is an award-winning activist, media icon, dynamic speaker and , and the youngest Muslim elected official in the United States. At the age of 19, she announced her candidacy for the Cook County Board of Commissioners, with the goal to serve  as a voice for her underrepresented generation and other marginalized communities. She has extensive experience and success in business strategy, customer service, branding, and organizational



Manjit Minhas is an award-winning, born and raised Calgarian, engineering student turned beer baroness entrepreneur who founded Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries at the ripe age of 19 years old with her brother, Ravinder Minhas, who has grown the company to the 10th largest brewery in North America. Selling over 8 billion pints of world class beer and had revenues of $270Million last year! She is the host of a Top 10 Apple Podcast (T


Chief Tony Alexis is the current leader of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation in Treaty 6 Territory, modelling good governance and strong leadership in business and in community. He lives on-reserve with his wife, Stephanie, and inspires family and community members alike to nurture the leader within. He brings his traditional perspectives and business expertise to protect and advocate for Inherent and Treaty Rights of his community and his People. Chief

Nana Odidwour Baah Kokroko III is the Tufuhene of Hwidiem, Ashante Akyem North District, in the Kyidom Division of Kumasi Traditional Area. Business / development -oriented Chief who seeks the welfare of his people. He was a guest speaker at World Culture Festival in Berlin, Germany.

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