BIO: Jillian Stirk

Jillian Stirk is a former Ambassador to Norway and assistant deputy minister Global Affairs Canada,  where she spent much of her career working on human rights and peacebuilding.

She is currently an Associate with the Simon Fraser Centre for Dialogue and a Mentor with the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. She is a frequent commentator on foreign policy and diversity issues and sits on a number of Boards. She is the  co-author of “Diversity Dividend: Canada’s Global Advantage” which looks at the relationship between diversity and economic prosperity and makes the case for why diversity is a unique opportunity for Canada.