Sean McEwan – Speaker

Sean is the Director of Gateway Association Calgary and the GEDI-Hub resource centre for employers across Alberta. He is also a Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and a Director at RealEyes Capacity Consultants. RealEyes supports organizations to build workforce sustainability through diverse and inclusive workplaces. Sean engages with service providers and businesses to build their capacity in these areas. 

Over the past 24 years Sean has been designing and overseeing Employment Inclusion services for groups under-represented in employment – while providing leadership and coaching to teams of Career Practitioners serving job-seekers and employers. Sean has developed and facilitated training for employment service providers across Canada and has helped develop regional, provincial and national networks dedicated to the Employment Inclusion of under-represented groups. 

Sean’s educational background is in Youth Services and Mental Health. He is a Certified Employment Specialist and has chaired the board of directors for both the Alberta Association for Supported Employment, as well as the Canadian Association of Supported Employment. Sean works across Canada but is based out of Calgary and has worked extensively with Indigenous communities in Southern Alberta. Sean’s Blackfoot (Niitsitapi) name is O’tsskoi piiksi (blue bird).