HALIFAX, NS – October 11, 2016 – The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is proud to announce that world renowned diversity and inclusion keynote speaker, Ritu Bhasin, LL.B, MBA, will be headlining the YMCA Peace Forum on November 22, 2017.

Bhasin will focus her keynote on authentic leadership and the power of differences, with the aim of helping business and community leaders build more diverse, inclusive, and effective organizations and workplaces.

“This is an event that you definitely do not want to miss,” said Brian Posavad, CEO of the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth. “Ritu is dynamic and engaging — she brings both passion and an impactful insight to the diversity and inclusion discussion. We’re proud to bring a speaker of her calibre to Halifax in celebration of YMCA Peace Week this year.”

Bhasin is the President of bhasin consulting inc. which has clients spanning a diverse range of international law firms, banks and financial institutions, professional services firms, academic institutions, non-profits and the public sector. She has extensive experience in coaching, consulting, and program delivery across management areas focusing on cultural competence, diversity and inclusion, women’s advancement, and leadership development.

Leading Atlantic Canada law firm Stewart McKelvey has partnered with the YMCA as presenting sponsor to make the event possible.

The event will be held at Pier 21 starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets include pre-dinner drinks, a three-course meal, and Bhasin’s keynote address followed by a post-event reception. Seating will be limited. Tickets are available for purchase online. Visit ymcahfx.ca for more information.

Event proceeds will be in support of the new John W. Lindsay YMCA.


About the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundation of community. YMCA services include Health and Wellness, Employment Services, Child Care, Residential/Day Camping, Immigrant Programs, and Leadership Development. In 2019 the YMCA will open the new John W. Lindsay YMCA, a 70,000 square foot facility at South Park and Sackville Street which will open its doors over a million times each year to welcome members of the community.

Madeline Lean
Campaign Assistant
Cell: 506-378-0451
Email: madeline.lean@halifax.ymca.ca