Griffith Group Executive Search Observes Orange Shirt Day and 3rd Annual National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Griffith Group Executive Search offices are closed on September 30th, 2022 in honour of Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family, and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of Every Child Matters. On the same day, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours the children lost and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.

We recognize that widespread public commemoration and acknowledgement of the tragic and painful history, continued impact, and intergenerational trauma of Canada’s residential school legacy is a vital component of both the reconciliation process, and our own (un)learning journey in support of decolonization.

Why We Change Our Logo for Pride Month

And how we know a logo isn’t enough.

With histories rooted in protest, led by trans people of colour activists, Pride Month is a time to not only celebrate the achievements of queer and trans people, but also recognize the current climate of violence that exists for the 2SLGBTQI+ community.

Every June, Griffith Group Executive Search changes its logo to represent to all people that Griffith Group is a safe place for 2SLGBTQI+ employees, candidates, clients, and beyond. And we also recognize that a logo change isn’t enough.

We have formalized policies against discrimination in the workplace. We are a Rainbow Registered business, a thorough accreditation process by Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) that indicates that Griffith Group has met stringent standards to ensure that all of our practices are welcoming, accepting, and celebratory of the 2SLGBTQI+ community.

Further, our commitment to Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility is steadfast and cornerstone to our mission and vision – and that we recognize how intersectionality is critical to understanding the fight for 2SLGBTQI+ lives and freedom. At Griffith Group, we believe in acting against injustice and believe in working with organizations that share our mission. Finally, we also donate money to local, national, and global organizations who are actively working to protect queer and trans people and communities.

Griffith Group Executive Search Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary

Thank you so much to everyone who has and continues to support us. Since our founding, we’ve seen tremendous growth. Our team has grown to new heights – filled with professionals whose career paths span from executive search, to human resources, to academia and education technology, to not-for-profit and fundraising work, to private sector sales and operations. We feel privileged to have our collective experiences driving our client services and internal operations.
In the last two years, we have continued to increase our capacity for executive search engagements, while prioritizing partnerships with equity-centered organizations and institutions. We continue to question and break the boundaries of how executive search firms recognize talent and ensure that all processes are bias- and barrier-free. With intentional partnerships with organizations and institutions with similar commitments, Griffith Group’s impact is not only ensuring I-EDIA remains fundamental to our work, but it also means changing the very nature of senior leadership itself. While inclusion for us is indeed about representation, it is also very much about changing the way things “have been done” by prioritizing the way they could be, if given the chance, imagination, and opportunity. We are grateful to continue this work in disrupting the recruitment industry.

As we celebrate our second anniversary, we also want to offer so much gratitude and appreciation to our Griffith Group Advisory Council, Kim Carlin, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, Sunil Hirjee, Geoff Roberts, Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, Newsha Zargaran, and Jacqueline Foley for your continued guidance and support. Thank you, also, to our partner organizations and institutions for your unwavering trust in our processes and team. We could not do what we do without you, and we feel very fortunate to work with such passionate, kind, and driven people and organizations.

And finally, thank you to our amazing Griffith Group team. We asked our team to share what their favourite part of working at Griffith Group was, and the answers ranged from the work that we do (“Supporting Not-for-Profits secure effective, inspirational leadership”), to our values (“Ethical,” “Progressive,” “Conscientious,” “Compassionate”), to our senior leaders’ leadership style (“the mentorship and support to expand my career as my strengths and interests grow”), the most common response, hands-down, came down to one line: the best team ever.

In celebration, we are happy to introduce our new company tagline that we feel now perfectly captures the Griffith Group Executive Search experience: International Reach. Proven Expertise. Boutique Service.

Jane Griffith, Griffith Group Managing Partner and Founder, Launches Canadian Chapter of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors Association

Griffith Group Executive Search is proud to share that our Managing Partner and Founder, Jane Griffith is working alongside an Advisory Board of key leaders to launch LGBTQ Corporate Directors Canada, a new not-for-profit organization that is focused on bringing diversity to Canada’s Corporate Governance world through increased LGBTQ+ presence, which is at a staggering low level.  

As a chapter of the U.S.-based LGBTQ Corporate Directors, the Association is the first and only organization of its kind to provide services, support and networking on behalf of LGBTQ+ existing and aspiring Board Members. The Association’s Members include top-tier LGBTQ+ professionals with the skills and expertise to make a difference in the Boardroom. LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors Association of Canada is affiliated with the global Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors. You can learn more about members of the Association’s Advisory Board on its website. 

We are so grateful that Griffith Group Executive Search’s leadership truly leads by example in championing action-oriented approaches to representation in the workplaces, and ensuring #diversity and #inclusion are always part of the conversation.

To stay up to date on the LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors Canada, click here to subscribe to its e-newsletter. 

Griffith Group Executive Search Recognized as an Accredited Rainbow Registered Business

The Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) is committed to ensuring businesses demonstrate consistent efforts to provide a welcome and accepting LGBT+ client and internal staff experience.  In collaboration with Tourism HR Canada, the CGLCC offers Rainbow Registered — a national accreditation for LGBT+ friendly businesses and organizations. The Rainbow Registered symbol associated with a business indicates that the organization meets a stringent set of standards to ensure LGBT+ people feel safe, welcomed, and accepted. The accreditation program grants a time-limited recognition to businesses and organizations for demonstrating compliance with the quality standard. Accredited businesses are deemed market ready for the LGBT+ customer and given the right to be associated with the program’s prestigious Rainbow Registered designation mark.

Griffith Group is incredibly proud to share that it has been officially recognized by CGLCC as an accredited Rainbow Registered business. 

As part of our ongoing and steadfast commitment to Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, Griffith Group considers 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion as foundational to our mission, vision, and values.  We work actively to foster a culture of respect and belonging, celebrating the uniqueness of our staff and embracing an ethos of acceptance and respect. It is truly an honour to receive the CGLCC’s recognition of our ongoing commitment to this work. 

To learn more about the Rainbow Registered program and find a directory of Rainbow Registered businesses, please visit:

Griffith Group Executive Search Named to the Top 50 Higher Education Recruiters Ranking

Griffith Group Executive Search Named to the Top 50 Higher Education Recruiters Ranking

Hunt Scanlon Media is pleased to welcome Griffith Group Executive Search to our ‘2021 Top 50 Higher Education Recruiters’ ranking.

Hunt Scanlon presents its annual roundup of the 50 most prominent executive search firms serving the higher education sector.

To see Griffith Group Executive Search and to find others in the ‘2021 Top 50 Higher Education Recruiters’ ranking, visit

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Griffith Group Executive Search is pleased to announce its certification as a diverse supplier with WBE Canada.

Griffith Group Executive Search is pleased to announce its certification as a diverse supplier with WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council), a Canadian non-profit organization that is opening doors for Canadian women-owned businesses to supply chains across Canada, North America and globally.

As a women-led firm, Griffith Group is honoured to receive recognition from WBE, an organization that deeply values the economic advancement of women in leadership through strong partnerships and development tools to women-owned businesses.

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Griffith Group Pledges to End Anti-Black Systemic Racism

Griffith Group is deeply committed to supporting the advancement of equity, diversity and inclusion. In support of the Black community, we have pledged our support to the BlackNorth Initiative and its goal to end anti-Black systemic racism. We are actively investing time and resources to embed equity and anti-racism practices across our organization. Sharing the knowledge we gain with our clients to ensure equitable hiring practices is one way we action on our commitment to end systemic racism for all underrepresented groups.

We are proud to be an ally in the fight to end anti-Black systemic racism as we contribute to building more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces.