Connecting Benefits to Inclusion: An Enbridge Case Study

Connecting Benefits to Inclusion: An Enbridge Case Study

September 21, 2023 3:00 PM to 5:00 PMMarriott Downtown, Calgary, Alberta
Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format: In Person

Please join us on September 21, 2023 at the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel for an afternoon presentation, followed by a networking social. 

This follow-up session from our June Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility 101 will aim to explore the strategies and techniques used by organizations to foster a culture of inclusivity. During this event, Inez Ashworth from Inclusive Concepts will continue from her June discussion followed by, Lauren Morishita & Danielle Savaria from Enbridge sharing real-life case studies to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities that arise in the pursuit of creating an inclusive workplace.

Through this interactive and engaging session, participants will gain valuable insights into the best practices employed by organizations in their efforts to promote inclusivity and diversity. This session will also provide a platform for participants to exchange ideas and experiences with their peers, enhancing their understanding of the key factors that contribute to creating an inclusive climate.

Event: ‘Event Full’
Cancellation Policy



Inez Ashworth (she/her/hers) is a cultural innovator, a powerful influencer, a dynamic leader and a trusted advocate. In grade school Inez was often the one standing up to the bully, the one making friends with the new kid, the one who had a different hairstyle and occasionally wore orange and red together. She still does.

Not much has changed. She still has her own unique style, and her life and career has been dedicated to working for equality and social justice, bringing people together and creating inclusive environments where everyone feels able to be their own unique self. For Inez, empowering people to be their authentic selves is what true leadership is about and it’s also how organizations can keep employees inspired and engaged.

Much of her energy and inspiration comes from community work, volunteering, and mentoring. Giving back to the community is how she recharges. Today, she sits on the Calgary Police Department’s Anti-Racism Action Committee and volunteers to create meaningful dialogue by facilitating sessions for Next Gen Men. She is an advocate for the next generation and is part of several Inclusion, Diversity, and Belonging councils and committees, and partners with post-secondary institutions to mentor minority students at risk of dropping out of school.

She counts herself lucky to be one of the people following their dreams. She truly believes this work is what she was always meant to do and loves seeing the positive impact it has on others. Inez is living a life filled with creativity, energy, and passion, and I bring these elements to every project she takes on. She proudly recognizes and is grateful to live on Treaty 7 territory.


Lauren Morishita (she/her/hers) is the Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Projects at Enbridge and has been with the company for the past 16 years. In her role, Lauren leads projects aligned with Enbridge’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA) strategy and projects that specifically focus on women’s equity, representation, and retention in the company.

Lauren has been in the Human Resources field for 20 years, and has led teams specializing in employee compensation, executive compensation and disclosure, equity and incentive plan design, global mobility, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Lauren earned a Bachelor 

of Administrative & Commercial Studies degree from Western University and holds designations as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP), and is currently completing a master’s degree focused in Equity Studies.

Lauren is located in Calgary where she lives with her husband and two children.


Danielle Savaria  (she/her/hers) is a Benefits and Pension Specialist for Enbridge, where she advises on benefits and absence program management, design, and delivery.

With over 20 years of Human Resources experience, including 14 years in the oil and gas sector, Danielle’s focus has been on supporting, communicating, and improving company employee programs and processes. In her career, she has specialized in best practices for the management of workplace benefits, disability, absence, retirement, and wellbeing programs.  

Danielle grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and Regina, Saskatchewan. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration (University of Regina) and holds the designations of Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and Group Benefits Associate (GBA).



Thursday September 21, 2023
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm MT - Registration
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm MT - Presentation
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm MT - Social with Drinks and Appies 



Marriott Downtown

110 9th Avenue SE

Calgary, AB


Registration Fee

CPBI Members: $69
Future Members: $129
Sponsorship: 3 credits
Table of 6: $499



Krista Frayn
Phone: (403) 888-3185
[email protected]


Who Should Attend:

  • Plan Sponsors
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Retirement Professionals
  • Consultants and Brokers
  • Insurers and Plan Providers

Kim Duxbury

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