Upcoming Events

Jun 24 2021 Pride /

TSA Exchange | Inclusion in Construction

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Online via Zoom

Free for members of the GTA's construction industry (send us an email to get the access code!)


A cross-industry discussion about diversity and inclusion in the workplace within the architecture and construction industry.

Translating a commitment to diversity and inclusion into workplace policies and practices can be a difficult and overwhelming task. Toronto’s architecture, engineering and construction industry is no exception, with unique challenges that might feel daunting to overcome — but these are not challenges we have to face alone! Throughout our city and beyond, companies, firms and organizations are running programs and initiatives which we can all learn from as we work together towards making a more inclusive future.

Join the Toronto Society of Architects for our very first TSA Exchange, a cross-industry platform bringing together different sectors together of the AEC industry to discuss inclusion in construction with the aim of sharing tools and strategies. During this session we will hear from organizations working to address disparities and learn about their successes, challenges and lessons learnt. After the short presentations, participants will enter into small conversation groups to further delve into strategies, ideas and challenges, learning from each other and helping to shape our industry’s collective future.


We are thrilled to welcome the following speakers as part of our first TSA Exchange who will share some of their organization’s experience in addressing inclusion in the workplace:

  • Laura Alexim, Director of People and Culture, Turner Fleischer
  • Nicole Monaco, Director of Marketing and Communication, Chandos Construction
  • Chris Campbell, Equity and Diversity Representative, Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario
  • Russell Pollard, Principal, Framework Leadership (moderator)

Want to join the conversation? Send us an email to tsa@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca with your name, relationship with the construction industry, and why you’d like to be part of this event!

This event is organized by the Toronto Society of Architects as part of our Pride 2021 Programming.

Please note this event will not be recorded.


OAA MEMBERS: When registering, please include your full name as registered with the OAA to ensure your certificate of participation is credited properly. Please also include an email address you check frequently to ensure you receive our certificate in a timely manner.

TSA PRIDE: The Toronto Society of Architects is committed to creating a more inclusive and welcoming Society, profession and industry. As part of Pride Month, we have created a special series of events – live and on-demand – exploring questions of diversity and inclusion within the built environment and industry. Check out our 3 special events for Pride 2021: IDEAS Forum: Queer Space, TSA Playlist: Queer Space, and TSA Exchange: Inclusion in Construction.