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Cultural Inclusion

February 28, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Workplace Culture starts at the top.Join the County of Grande Prairie Business Support Network as we learn from Mr. Leonard Auger as he discusses Cultural Inclusion in the Workplace. How he relates his past experiences and inclusivity culture of past employers that has given him the opportunities to share his knowledge to help make changes in workplace culture and dynamics.
Leonard is the owner of a small business that does safety consulting and training, specializing in heavy equipment, off-road, all-terrain vehicle training and safety certification in northern Alberta and northeast British Columbia. Leonard worked in a variety of professional roles prior to obtaining his heavy equipment operator certificate from Keyano College, which included technical and safety roles with Procter & Gamble/Weyerhaeuser. Leonard was a Safety Manager within Weyerhaeuser for 16 years, and transferred out in 1995 to Drayton Valley, Slave Lake and Hudson Bay SK to provide Safety Leadership roles. Leonard and family returned to GP in 2011.
Leonard is extremely involved in his community and has extensive volunteer experience. Leonard currently serves as the President of the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, actively participating in many committees, representing the Centre as an elder, and partaking in elders and youth gatherings. He is also involved in several local committees that are actively looking at improving and developing Diversity and Inclusivity programs.
Leonard is the chairperson of the City of Grande Prairie’s Community Advisory Board on Homelessness (CABH).
Leonard has been an advisory member of the Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) for the AHQC (Alberta Health Quality Council) since 2018 with a desire to create a positive environment that fosters change within Alberta’s healthcare system.
Leonard is also the director for the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP) which is a national organization.
He has a professional and personal interest in Health & safety topics and how to effectively pursue quality improvement. Leonard and his wife Rosemary have two adult children, Matthew and Elizabeth, who now both have careers as healthcare professionals. Leonard and Rosemary enjoy traveling, camping, ATVing, fishing and visiting with friends and relatives.
*CGPBSN partners – Alberta Labour & Immigration – Community Futures Grande Prairie – County of Grande Prairie – Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce – Grande Prairie Regional College- Grande Prairie Regional Tourism – Peace Wapiti School Division – Western Cree Tribal Council – International Paper

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