Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

The diversity and inclusion specialist is responsible for recognising, creating and implementing plans to promote diversity within an organisation. A significant part of the role is promoting and developing training programmes to enhance employee understanding on inclusions issues.

$45,000 - $100,000+

Education Varies

Increasing Demand

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Kathleen Johnson

Diversity and Inclusion Speacialist and Coach 

I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. I am a single mother of 5. I have lived in Ottawa, Mississauga, Toronto, and I came back to Calgary in 2019. I chose my current profession due to the George Floyd murder reminding me of all the racism I faced growing up and my dad being the first police officer of colour on the Calgary Police Force so I had a unique perspective to contribute to the conversations being had. I also have experience with other marginalized groups as 4 of my 5 children have disabilities and neurodivergences such as ADHD, Autism, and Learning Disabilities. 3 of my kids also identify as LGBTQ+. I take all these experiences and help others.

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What is your Educational background?
B.A. Carleton U
Paralegal Diploma
D&I Cert – Cornell U
Pursuing Masters in Coaching from CCF
Makeup Diploma – Complections College of Makeup Art & Design

What are your daily roles and responsibilities?
I coach clients that are high-performers from marginalized groups. I consult companies on their Diversity and Inclusion needs, and I advocate for individuals in disputes with employers or schools.

What advice would you give the 15-18 year old version of yourself?

Do not let anyone tell you who you are. Determine that for yourself and fearlessly pursue being you because you will never get a thank you for compromising your values or your dreams


“If my life is just for me, I don’t want it”
-Bob Marley

Suggested high school subjects

Grade 11

Business & Management

Cooperative Education

Grade 12

Business & Management
Challenges & Change in Society (recommended)
Families In Canada (recommended)

Cooperative Education

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Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

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