Roadmap: 2030; October 25 & 26, 2011; Appel Salon of the Toronto Reference Library

Presenter – Noëlle Richardson

Noëlle Richardson, Chief Diversity Officer, Agencies; Ministry of the Attorney General

Noëlle is speaking in “Preparing for 2030” on October 25th.

Noëlle Richardson joined the team at MAG on August 18, 2011, as Chief Diversity Officer, Agencies. Noëlle’s role is to help our ministry’s Agencies, Boards and Commissions foster organizational cultures that support our goals of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.On August 18, 2008, Noëlle was the first Chief Diversity Officer appointed within any public sector organization in Canada. In that role, she was responsible for guiding the OPS toward its goals of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, the OPS was named one of Canada’s Top Diversity Employers.

Prior to joining the OPS, Noëlle worked nationally and internationally as a diversity consultant for major corporate clients. She has significant experience developing and implementing diversity strategies and programs for large and highly complex organizations.

Noëlle began her career in broadcasting with Toronto’s CFMT-TV and CBC Television, earning a high-profile slot as news anchor for the program Midday.

She is currently an advisor to the Board of Directors for Literature for Life, an organization that promotes personal agency for teenaged mothers through reading and poetry writing.

For Noëlle, recognizing diversity and being inclusive of that diversity is about stewardship and custodianship. This supports her belief that in today’s environment, “Good leadership is inclusive leadership. Good policies, programs and services are inclusive policies, programs and services.”

Noëlle is very excited about working within the justice sector.