Deanna Matzanke

Deanna Matzanke B.A., LL.B, B.C.L., GPHR, HCS is a bilingual Strategic HR and Diversity Professional and employment lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of minority inclusion and employment systems and practices.  Deanna is currently the Senior Director, Ideas, Insights & Innovation at the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).  Before joining CCDI, she acted as the head of Diversity and Inclusion in the Global HR function at Scotiabank where she was responsible for a wide range of employment strategies.  Her portfolio included fostering and integrating the bank's Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategy for leveraging diversity across the employee, customer and community segments and implementing the Bank's Global Human Resources Policy and Compliance Framework, which addressed a large number of key areas such as privacy, occupational health and safety, human rights, flexible work, accommodation and accessibility.