Speaker Natasha Tony



Natasha Tony


Elevate Inclusion Strategies

Natasha Tony, CEO of Vancouver-based Elevate Inclusion Strategies, is a sought-after labour relations specialist, consultant, leadership coach, trainer, and speaker. In 2022, Natasha was recognized as a Black leader in Vancouver by the Vancouver Economic Commission.

Natasha is committed to applying an intersectional, human rights, and reconciliation lens to all that she does. Her deep experience in mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution supports leaders in helping them navigate the stages toward sustainable inclusion.

Natasha works with corporations, businesses, crown corporations, all levels of government, labour unions, and social justice organizations. Her work requires a deep understanding of organizational structure, strategic initiatives, inclusive leadership, and human resources.

Prior to establishing Elevate Inclusion Strategies, Natasha worked for 15 years as an Extras Casting Director in the British Columbia film industry. Following that, she worked as a Labour Relations Specialist, also in the film industry. During this time, Natasha gained a reputation for working collaboratively with unions and Hollywood studios on complex workplace issues.

Natasha also championed and developed the renowned Inclusive Leadership and Inclusive Workplace Training Program for the film industry delivered across Canada and the US. She was recognized for her training by Women in Film + TV Vancouver with a Spotlight Award. You can listen to the podcast, Narrative Shift with Natasha Tony where she explores inclusive leadership with creative sector leaders.

In collaboration with Creative Pathways (Creative BC), Natasha was honoured to contribute to the Creative Equity Roadmap for the recruitment-focused Creative Pathways website. Creative Pathways aims to increase equity and improve diversity in the British Columbia motion picture workforce.

Natasha has always prioritized giving back to the community where she lives and works. She is currently a board member of Black Women Film! Canada and an Appointed Bencher with the Law Society of British Columbia and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.


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