Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership

Customized and focused solutions in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership (CIIL) is recognized nationally as a leader in customized equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) solutions that support individuals, teams, organizations, and communities on their unique EDI journeys. We are committed to collaborating with you to develop, support, and sustain EDI through a variety of offerings.  

Equity, diversity, and inclusion have emerged as key values and priorities in every sector. We help organizations make meaningful changes so that everyone can thrive.

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CIIL is a full-service EDI partner that combines consultation, professional development, community engagement, and applied research to support practical and impactful solutions. Our work leverages best-practice, research, the employee voice, your organizational culture, and lived experiences to ensure we meet your needs.  

NorQuest College’s Centre for Intercultural Education (CIE) was dedicated to assisting the workforce with intercultural training. With continued research and growth, the CIE grew to include training and applied research projects EDI. In 2018, the CIE was given a remarkable gift to support its growth from Dr. S. Ann Colbourne, Chair of the NorQuest College Board of Governors. Because of her leadership and generosity, the CIE was renamed as the Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership in her honour. 

Our team

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Sinive Seely (She/Her), Principal, Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership

Sinive is an experienced EDI thought leader, coach, consultant and practitioner. She creates safe spaces for people to show up as their whole authentic selves and engage in conversations that matter. She has spent her career committed to transforming processes, systems and cultures, grounded in the fundamental belief that as human beings we can change the world, one person at a time.

Sinive brings more than 20 years of experience in career development, learning and development, organizational development and leadership development to her role from both the public and non-profit sectors in Canada and New Zealand. As a Certified Executive, Leadership and Diversity Coach she has had the opportunity to work with clients from around the world to support them in overcoming some of their greatest challenges while leveraging their immense strengths. Through her lived experience as a Samoan/Canadian woman of colour, she understands the unique challenges of advancing, embedding and sustaining the work of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. 

Sinive holds an MA in Leadership from Royal Roads University, a BA in Sociology from the University of Lethbridge, and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching. She maintains numerous certifications in a broad range of areas relating to EDI, leadership, coaching, communication, change management, and emotional intelligence.

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Jane Sewali-Kirumira (She/Her), EDI and Anti-Racism Consultant

Jane Sewali-Kirumira is an EDI and Anti-Racism Consultant who has facilitated Unconscious Bias, Conscious Talent Management, Anti-racism and Anti-oppression training, and Racism and Intercultural Encounters with the Government of Alberta (GoA) and Residence Services at the University of Alberta. Jane is the co-founder and vice-president of the first ever University of Alberta BIPOC and Allies Association.

Jane brings experience in research, education and experience developing and delivering courses to her role. In addition to working with the GoA for twelve years, Jane has also worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as a reporter and as an instructor at universities in Germany.

Jane advocates for creating an inclusive and diverse workplace so that every employee can reach their full potential. She has lived on three continents and uses her lived experiences to show how anti-Black racism and racism in general manifests itself in different structures of power and works towards bringing about racial justice and systemic change.

Jane holds a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Dortmund and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Makerere University. Jane is currently a PhD student with the Department of Educational Policy Studies specializing in social justice and anti-Racism.

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Naisa Bujold (She/Her), EDI Consultant

Naisa is an EDI and Intercultural specialist who is skilled at creating a warm and welcoming environment to engage in mutual understanding and active growth. Her skill in mutual learning allows her to accompany learners as she prompts them to reflect on their own lived experiences and how to commit to deep and honest conversations on EDI topics.

Naisa brings more than 9 years of involvement in EDI and community building. Her background as a cis white female of French-Canadian/Jewish descent, raised in the Bahá’í Faith, and raising her own multi-racial family, makes Naisa keenly aware of the fact that white settlers have a huge role to play in EDI, intercultural understanding, and truth and reconciliation from a settler-responsibility perspective. These efforts require bravery, introspection, action, and continuous learning.

Naisa holds an MA in Intercultural and International Communication from Royal Roads University, a BA in Political Science from MacEwan University, qualifications as an administrator of the Intercultural Development Index (IDI) and is currently pursuing a Restorative Justice Certificate from Simon Fraser University. A seasoned facilitator, Naisa looks forward to joining you in learning about community-building, anti-racism, truth and reconciliation, and restorative justice.

Our clients

Our team has worked with many innovative organizations, including Lethbridge College, Sherritt, NAIT, Alberta Medical Association, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Government of Alberta, Alberta Construction Safety Association, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, and more.

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Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership

10215 108 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1L6
CIIL@norquest.ca 780.644.6446
780.644.6529