Marni Panas

Marni Panas

Edmonton, Alberta
Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Marni Panas has also made appearances on CNN and the BBC. As an engaged member of her community, Marni Panas has been recognized in several ways including: Human Rights Award from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights Edmonton Global Woman of Vision Nominated as an Edmonton YWCA Woman of Distinction Camrose Composite High School Alumnus of Distinction As an engaged member of her community, she is commited to creating a community where diversity is not only accepted, but celebrated.
  • Communications
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Business Management
  • Conference
  • Inspirational
  • Lifestyle & Health
  • Most Requested
  • Motivation
  • Non Binary


Marni Panas is diversity and inclusion professional and sought-after speaker dedicated to creating safe and welcoming, and inclusive environments especially for the LGBTQ2S+ population in large public and private organizations, all levels of government and departments, health care, educational institutions, corrections, and law enforcement.

Marni’s passion and commitment to equity and inclusion as had impact across Canada including:

  • Member of the LGBTQ2S+ Apology Advisory Council which helped draft the apology Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017, to LGBTQ2S+ people in Canada for discrimination and injustices faced by this community as a result of federal legislation, policies and programs.
  • Provided testimony to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in support of Bill C-16 (And Act to amend Canada’s Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code of Canada).
  • Part of the work that led to Gender Identity and Gender Expression being added as protected grounds from discrimination to Alberta’s Human Right’s Act.
  • Part of an expert panel that assisted in developing guidelines to support school boards in Alberta in creating policies that would provide safe and welcoming environments for LGBTQ2S+ students, families, and staff.
  • Marni holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration, a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP) designation and serves as Interim Chair of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion.

Marni Panas has been invited to share her experiences and expertise in community engagement, facilitation, Patient & Family Centred Care, bereavement and loss, and inclusive health and cultural safety for LGBTQ2S+ patients and their families locally, nationally, and internationally. She is a regular lecturer at Edmonton’s universities. She often appears in local and national media discussing a variety of topics that affect the community in which she lives. Marni Panas has also made appearances on CNN and the BBC.

As an engaged member of her community, Marni Panas has been recognized in several ways including:

  • Human Rights award from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights
  • Edmonton Global Woman of Vision
  • Nominated as an Edmonton YWCA Woman of Distinction
  • Camrose Composite High School Alumnus of Distinction

As an engaged member of her community, Marni Panas received the Human Rights award from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, nominated as an Edmonton YWCA Woman of Distinction and named a Camrose Composite High School Alumnus of Distinction for her commitment to creating a community where diversity is not only accepted, but celebrated. A community that is safe for others to be their authentic selves.



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Marni Panas Topic Presentations

topic presentations

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Inclusive Spaces for LGBTQ2S+ People

    Living Authentically

    Overcoming fear, finding courage

    Women in Leadership

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Unconscious Bias

    Inclusive Communication

    Communications with Families in an NICU

Marni Panas travels from Edmonton, Alberta & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


I was blown away by your presence, your most beautiful personality, kind soul, and most needed message. I am so grateful to have taken part in your experience and I thank you so much. Marni – with your personality, the most eloquent way in which you speak, You are the voice for many people and the way you are able to advocate in such a personal way, deserves a higher platform. I am so grateful to have met you and smile from my heart when I think of you. I will do my part to also make this a better world.

Bobbie Whitlock

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