Join the Defence Team Black Employees Network in celebrating Black History Month

February 22, 2022 - Defence Stories

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In recognition of Black History Month, the Defence Team Black Employees Network (DTBEN) will be hosting a celebratory event on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

The event will not only be collectively highlighting the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce, and celebrating the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians, but will also be officially launching the establishment of the Defence Team Black Employees Network.

In addition to having the opportunity to see renowned Black Canadian artists and influencers perform, Defence Team leaders, including General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Chief Petty Officer First Class Gilles Grégoire, along with members of the Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group, will be sharing their thoughts on What does this year’s theme “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day” mean to them?

Watch the Defence Team virtual Black History Month event

All Defence Team members are encouraged to watch the event and reflect upon our collective duty to ensure that we remain a workforce that reflects Canadian ideals of diversity, respect, and inclusion, which all contributes to our success as an organization.

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022

Time: Defence Team members are encouraged to watch the event at 10 am EST, however, this is not a live event, and it will be available on-demand.

Guest Speakers

Defence Team Black Employees Network

Defence Team members are invited to participate virtually by accessing following MS Stream link:

Note: The stream of the event can only be viewed by DND/CAF users via D365 accounts. 

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