DEI Committee


The CMA DEI Committee works to eliminate systemic barriers and provoke real change in Canadian marketing. This includes:

  • Helping to design and interpret research that aims to understand how diverse, equitable and inclusive the Canadian marketing community is, and how we can cultivate change.
  • Developing best practices for setting achievable goals, shifting company culture, hiring and onboarding diverse talent, and measuring results.
  • Bringing mentorship opportunities to marketers from diverse backgrounds in the early stages of their career.
  • Developing thought leadership content and events to encourage dialogue and raise awareness.

Committee Members

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Chair

Patrick Bhang

Director, New Branch Format & Digital Merchandising, RBC

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Barry Alexander

Chief Marketing and Diversity Officer, Canadian Marketing Association

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Himel Don Khandker

Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dentsu

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Danielle O'Hanley

Senior Manager, Brand and Sponsorship Advertising, BMO Bank of Montreal

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Darian Kovacs

Publisher, Marketing News Canada

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Loretta Lam

President, Focus Communications Inc.

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Chloe Lebouc

Vice President & Montreal Practice Lead, Kaiser & Partners Inc.

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Irene Daley

AVP Marketing, Canadian Tire Corporation

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Christine Sabourin

Vice President Marketing Services, Scotiabank

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Tyjondah Kerr

Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation

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Audrey Davidson

CMO, Microsoft Canada

Recent Articles Authored by Council d-none

Dentsu Canada’s commitment towards Indigenous Reconciliation

At dentsu, we want to be champions for a corporate Canada that recognizes and values First Nations, Inuit and Métis histories, cultures and knowledges.

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Time-of-the-century opportunity to succeed (or fail)

No organization can afford to underperform on diversity when the Canadian demographic landscape is changing dramatically.

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