Anne-Marie has worked with diverse communities and workplaces for over 20 years. She has a deep understanding of issues and opportunities related to diversity, and endeavours to integrate diversity and inclusion principles in her daily practice. Anne-Marie was born in Vietnam and lived in France for 12 years before making Canada her permanent home. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA), a BA in Sociology, and a senior HR Professional certification with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is also a qualified administrator and coach of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Tool.
Anne-Marie is currently the Executive Director at the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI). Prior to this, she was the Manager of Diversity and Employment Equity at Spectra Energy, and led the City of Calgary’s corporate framework and action plan for ‘Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace’. She also trained and provided advice to federal contractors and employers legislated under Employment Equity under the "Racism Free Workplace Strategy" of Human Resources & Skills Development Canada. Anne-Marie developed multiple partnerships between public, non-profit, and corporate sectors to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Anne-Marie has deep roots in Calgary’s ethnocultural community with leadership experience in several organizations including the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary where she was the Executive Director, and the Asian Heritage Foundation (Southern Alberta). She is the co-founder and advisor of the Calgary Vietnamese Youth Association. Anne-Marie was also the national chair of the Vietnamese Youth Action Committee for the Vietnamese Canadian Federation, where she co-designed and launched a 3-year national Vietnamese youth leadership and mentorship program in five cities.
Anne-Marie is a wife and mother of two, as well as an avid community engagement volunteer, supporting civic participation and community leadership development, especially among immigrants, visible minorities, women, and youth. She received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee award in 2013 and the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005 for her community service.