Today, Ubisoft is delighted to introduce Erin Roach (she/her/hers) as Director of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) for the Canadian studios.
Erin is a diversity leader with more than 12 years of experience working in the federal government, the tech sector and in university research settings. Based in Toronto, she will use her experience, inclusive leadership skills and action-oriented mindset to lead and implement Ubisoft’s D&I strategy across Canada.
Erin will work in partnership with Raashi Sikka, VP Global Diversity & Inclusion and the Global D&I Team, Managing Directors, HR teams and team members across Canada to ensure an environment of collaboration, inclusion, trust and respect.
Prior to joining Ubisoft, she worked with the Diversity Institute at X University (renaming in progress) as Executive Director, where she oversaw 40+ projects aimed at building a more diverse and inclusive economy. She led a team of more than a hundred cross-functional staff conducting action-oriented research with partners in Canada, including Black Business & Professional Association, Pride at Work Canada, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, SheEO, Technation and the Incubate Innovate Network of Canada. She has also worked with tech and innovation leaders, including Rogers Communications and Canada Innovation Superclusters, to develop D&I strategies and action plans that advance sustainable change.
Erin co-led the establishment of two national knowledge sharing networks, the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub and the Future Skills Centre, and is a board member for Pride at Work Canada, where she also chairs the Thought Leadership Committee.
Erin’s passion for diversity and inclusion is rooted in her education, which focused on critical studies of language, power, gender, race, sexuality and migration, as well as her early career work with un/under-employed newcomers to Canada and her own experiences facing multiple barriers to inclusion and belonging at work. She has turned this passion into a career dedicated to promoting diversity and creating inclusive workplaces where everyone can reach their full potential.
Erin is fluent in French and English. Outside of work, she loves camping, playing soccer and exploring worlds through role playing games and Magic the Gathering.