Elisabeth Cooke, B.A. Human and Social Development, Juris Doctor of Law
Inclusivity, led by Director Elisabeth Cooke, draws on Canada’s leading experts and best resources, to provide diversity management and counsel to organizations, corporations and government.
Elisabeth has a unique combination of skills in Human and Social Development, Corporate Communications, Law, and Governance. She brings over 20 years experience to Inclusivity, carved out across Canada, the United States, Australia and South East Asia.
Elisabeth has spent her career working closely with diverse communities and applying complex analysis to develop strategic outcomes to all sorts of challenges. After earning her B.A. in Human and Social Development at the School of Child and Youth Care at University of Victoria, Elisabeth went on to spearhead a groundbreaking program developing vocational opportunities for disadvantaged and disabled youth.
She then went on to earn her Juris Doctor of Law, from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School in 2011, with specializations in intellectual property, governance, and policy analysis. She combines her expertise in law, governance, policy and planning, corporate communication, emerging media, and strategy, with her expertise in working with vulnerable communities, including those with issues related to gender identity, sexual orientation, and mental health.
Elisabeth led the team that was awarded the 2015 PERC Award for Management Innovation and Ingenuity for North Shore QSA Symposium and Networking Event Programs.
INCLUSIVITY exists to help you manage diversity within your company or community. We provide a range of services to help you develop best practices, remain up to date, innovate, and engage your employees or community members to create the best outcomes for all stakeholders.
Education and Training
We tailor programs to meet the specific needs of your organization and community, and are able to provide direct staff training at all levels, from senior executives to frontline employees.
Policy Analysis and Advice
We provide recommendations for best practices, and integrate policies and principles to facilitate inclusivity and diversity.
Elisabeth Cooke delivered an informative, thought provoking and engaging session at our recent Promising Practices Conference for social service professionals. She created a space where it was safe to ask questions and participants expressed that, as a result of her session, they were returning to their workplaces with new ideas to improve practice in their organizations. Elisabeth is clearly both highly knowledgeable and committed to creating communities that are inclusive and reflective of gender diversity.
North Shore News: FSNS seeks to better serve trans youth
Family Services of the North Shore and Inclusivity invite North Shore
youth and their families to participate in two upcoming focus groups
designed to discuss new programming for members of the local
LGBTQI2S community. Read this article in full at North Shore News.
CTV News: Transgender Rights Legislature
Liberal government has introduced federal legislation to guarantee
human rights protection to transgender people across Canada.
CTV News: Important they feel comfortable
Interview with Elisabeth Cooke regarding the importance
of having transgender bathrooms in schools.
The Province Newspaper: There’s a revolution going on.
Community advocates welcome growing awareness of the challenges
for those transitioning. Read this article in full at The Province.