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Martine Roy

She uses her experience and position to bridge the gap between the 2SLGBTQ+ community and her organization.

Martine Roy is the Regional Director for 2SLGBTQ+ Business Development in Québec & Eastern Canada for TD Bank and is committed to bridging the gap between the 2SLGBTQ+ community and the workplace. Having worked for 20 years at IBM, she held positions like Critical Incident Resolution Coordinator and Account Manager. At IBM, she set up resource groups to support 2SLGBTQ+ employees and was deeply committed to raising staff and management awareness of the realities of 2SLGBTQ+ employees and promoting an inclusive workplace.

Dismissed from the Canadian Armed Forces for her homosexuality at age 19, Martine led the class action suit that concluded with an apology from the federal government in 2017. Martine served as a member of the Board of Directors of Pride at Work Canada for 10 years, a Toronto-based organization she founded with seven other individuals. She was also President of Fondation Émergence until 2015.

Over the years, as a leader in workplace inclusion, Martine has received numerous awards and distinctions. In 2017, she was awarded the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec. In 2023, Martine Roy was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for her tireless efforts as a leader, activist, and advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equity in Canada’s 2SLGBTQ+ communities.




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