Full Name
Lydia Lipic (Pronouns: she/her/elle)
Job Title
Diversity and Inclusion Advisor
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC)
Speaker Bio
As a Diversity and Inclusion Advisor and Co-chair of the Gender and Sexual Diversity Inclusiveness Network (GSDIN), Lydia provides advice and guidance to senior leadership on policies, strategies and initiatives that support business priorities related to Diversity and Inclusion for employment equity and equity seeking groups like LGBTQ2+.

Lydia has implemented a variety of initiatives focused on fostering a diverse, safe, respectful and inclusive workplace environment. She creates opportunities to foster discussion, open communication and information sharing to help increase awareness and break down systemic barriers of inclusion for employees. As a former Team Manager of AAFC’s Contact Centre, Lydia also brings with her a wide range of leadership and team building experience, along with a background in client communications.
Lydia is a recipient of AAFC’s Gold Harvest Award in the category of Valuing People and Culture as well as the Public Service Pride Network Award, which recognizes a pride network that stood out as a leader in bringing together LGBTQ2+ and allies to advance sexual orientation and gender identity equality.
Lydia Lipic (Pronouns: she/her/elle)