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Tamara Lopez

Trainer/Facilitator; Government of Canada

Tamara is an honours graduate in Psychology from the University of Windsor and has been with the federal public service since 2005. She has always been actively involved in her community since she was a teenager, having volunteered for The Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada where she attended numerous conferences as a representative of her cooperative housing complex.

During her undergraduate studies, Tamara was highly involved in student governance having held the positions of First Year Student Representative, Student Council member, on-air personality with CJAM Radio and was a Resident Assistant for several years, to name a few. Tamara remained active with her University Alumni Association having been a Board Member for 6 years and continues to sit on various committees.

Since beginning her career, Tamara has been active in promoting diversity, inclusion and the importance of mental health inside her workplace for the past 19 years. She has been a member of the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, The Women’s Advisory Committee, The Co-Chair of her district’s Mental Health Committee and has recently co-developed and co-delivered the Anti-Racism Training for her department. She is also a facilitator for the Government of Canada through The Joint Learning Program.

All of her hard work and dedication had not gone unnoticed when in 2013, Tamara was awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Tamara has also been also been a Sessional Instructor at both Sheridan College and Humber College on such topics as Psychology Core Concepts as well as Diversity, Values and Ethics.

Tamara has given countless motivational presentations to various post secondary schools and leadership conferences, she emcees the annual Women As Career Coaches event since 2013 through The Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC), which is attended by over 500 women and high-school females. She has presented at the Human Resources and Professional Association’s (HRPA) Conference, spoke at the Milton TedX Talk, emceed The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Conference, The Ontario Women In Law Enforcement (OWLE) Awards Gala, The Toronto Beyond The Blue Awards Nights and The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) Conference, which had over 900 delegates from across the globe in attendance.

When Tamara isn’t heavily involved in her advocacy work, she finds the time to volunteer with her local TV Cogeco/YourTV station as an On-Air Personality.”