This conference is taking place on the territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people and the work of Cicely Blain Consulting and our co-conspirators takes place on other parts of stolen and occupied Indigenous land including, but not limited to the land of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Stolo, Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations.


The xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people have been here as long as there has been land to live upon. The name Musqueam relates back to the flowering plant, məθkʷəy̓, which grows in the Fraser River estuary. (source

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• A conversation starter

• A place to turn anger into action

• A national archive of justice

• A directory of inspiration for all your inclusion initiatives

• A gathering place of Canada’s best diversity & inclusion professionals

See you next year

Stratagem 2019 - The Conference


STRATAGEM is a 2.5 day summit that takes diversity and inclusion to the next level – infusing timely political discourse with courageous social justice knowledge. The PRE-CONFERENCE offers a chance for us to connect and create a brave space together. DAY 1 is filled with inspiration and learning while DAY 2the LABS – are a hands-on, interactive visioning opportunity resulting in real plans for organizational change.

Our dream is to bring you the best diversity and inclusion conference Canada has ever seen!​

Stories of Stratagem - The Archive


All year long, Stratagem will be a place to find inspiration from some of the best diversity and inclusion initiatives being spearheaded by radical professionals across this part of Turtle Island (also known as Canada).


This archive exists because knowledge is power, sharing is caring and liberation is possible. Want to build a more inclusive workplace but don’t know where to begin? We’ve interviewed some amazing people from coast to coast and they are so down to share their wisdom with you.


From accessibility consulting companies to wellness workshops for women of colour, our Stories of Stratagem spell out a narrative of diversity and inclusion across the country. Whether you’re looking to recruit more women into a traditionally male-dominated industry or host events that centre are accessible to all bodies and abilities or you’re building a new space that needs to be gender neutral and culturally safe - there’s a Story in our archive that could inspire your beginning.