SCNetwork Presents: Building Belongings: Reflections on Advancing Equality - A Toronto Region Webinar: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:30 Am to 9:30 Am (EST)


Building Belongings: Reflections on Advancing Equality 
Toronto Region Webinar

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
08:30 Am to 09:30 Am (EST)



In recent months, individuals and organizations across North America and beyond have engaged in important conversations about systemic racism and how it is embedded in our institutions, workplaces and daily lives. It has been heartening to hear from people from diverse backgrounds expressing a desire to learn, to reflect, and to consider the roles they can play in addressing these issues. These conversations, while difficult and stemming from recent instances of horrific violence, are necessary to create lasting change.

As Chief Executive Officer of Mercer Canada, Jaqui Parchment is building a workplace where everyone feels like they belong. With colleagues whose families come from more than 78 different countries in Mercer’s Toronto office alone, they recognize the need to ensure that diversity is reflected whenever possible.

At our spotlight on Jaqui, she will share Mercer’s learnings, when it comes to moving the needle on diversity and inclusion and creating a culture of belonging.

Jaqui’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A session facilitated by SCNetwork President, Suanne Nielsen, during which we’ll:

  • Dive into the impact that organizations like the Black Opportunity Fund, the BlackNorth Initiative, are having in combating anti-Black racism.
  • Explore how we can drive meaningful change for our communities and the companies that serve them. 


Jacqui Parchment

Jaqui Parchment is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mercer Canada, where she leads Canada’s 1,000 employees from coast to coast. Jaqui’s goal is to empower Mercer’s Canadian colleagues to provide industry-leading service and innovative solutions to clients across the Health, Wealth and Career businesses, to foster company growth.

Before becoming CEO, Jaqui led more than 500 employees as Mercer’s Toronto Office Leader for nearly two years, also acting as a Senior Consultant within Mercer Canada’s Wealth business. Prior to that, she headed the Investments business in Canada. Jaqui has more than 30 years of experience in the retirement savings and investment areas.

Jaqui is a passionate advocate and frequent speaker on issues relating to diversity and inclusion – including promoting racial and gender diversity in corporate Canada. Jaqui actively supports several non-profit organizations that promote racial equity and assist youth and new immigrants to Canada. Jaqui is a member of United Way Greater Toronto’s 2020 Campaign Cabinet, a founding member of the Black Opportunity Fund and a director of the BlackNorth Initiative. Jaqui also sits on several investment committees relating to pension and endowment assets.


Members of the Strategic Capability Network may attend this event at no cost, we just ask that you register.

Non-Members and Member Guests are charged a fee of $75.00 + HST per registration. Should the non-member or guest subsequently decide to join, the non-member registration fee can be deducted from the membership dues.