Centering Diversity for Workplace Equity Conference

Centring Diversity for Workplace Equity 2017

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Centring Diversity for Workplace Equity: Race(ialized) in the Workplace Conference 2016

 

                          

  

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Whether it’s carding, the #blacklivesmatter movement, contested arrival of the Syrian refugees, the release of a scathing Truth and Reconciliation report, or the irony that our taxi drivers are international doctors and lawyers, racism exists and is embedded in the daily lived experiences of racialized people. As research highlights, the intersection of racism and employment significantly impacts access to stable positions, hiring opportunities, pay/salary, promotions, and inclusion into the workplace culture. Without adequate sustainable employment, individuals, families and communities are unable to grow and thrive. While the provincial government has responded with the creation of an Anti-Racism Directorate, the question around what we can do locally remains.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at our conference. To say the conference was a success, is an understatement! We had the largest turnout since the launch of the conference, with over 90 people attending from Peel region and beyond. We look forward to bringing another great conference to Peel in 2017!






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Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Jane Ngobia, Assistant Vice-President Diversity and Human Rights, University of Guelph

Dr. Rinaldo Walcott, Professor / Director, Women & Gender Studies Institute & OISE, University of Toronto - cancelled

 

Capacity Building Workshops:

Race & Precarious Work: Dr. Stephanie Premji, School of Labour Studies, McMaster University

Race & Organizational Data Collection: Bipasha Choudhury, Legal Services & Inquiries, Ontario Human Rights CommissionDr. Bobby Siu, School of Public Policy & Administration, York University

 

Centring Diversity for Workplace Equity: Tools For Change

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Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at our annual diversity and equity conference. To say the conference was a success, is an understatement! Our keynote speakers challenged attendees to think beyond diversity 101 by providing key ways in which to implement diversity, equity and inclusion within organizations. In the Capacity Building Sessions, experts in healthcare, evaluation and education shared their success, challenges and tips in implementing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. We look forward to bringing another great conference to Peel in 2016!


Find more pictures on our facebook page! - https://www.facebook.com/regionaldiversityroundtable

 

Keynote Speakers:

Naveen Mehta, General Counsel & Director Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, UFCW Canada

Dr. Denise O'Neil Green, Assistant Vice President / Vice Provost Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Ryerson University

 

Capacity Building Workshops:

Andrew Taylor, Principle, Taylor Newberry Consulting

Waheeda Rahaman, Director of Organizational Development & Diversity, The Scarborough Hospital

Saleha Khan, Instructor, Ontario Police College

 

Conference Resources: 

Dr. Denise O'Neil Green
Andrew Taylor
Waheeda Rahman

 

Centring Diversity for Workplace Equity: RDR Conference 2014


Our speakers provided attendees with practical insight on inclusion practices across sectors. Attendees learned about: (1) recent immigration law changes and its impact on the workplace, (2) an employment equity action plan and (3) mental health & welness workplace initiatives.


Speakers:

Debbie Douglas, Executive Director, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Jewel Amoah, Human Rights Advocacy Lawyer and Manger of Workplace Equity, Peel Distrcit School Board

Sarika Gundu, National Director of the Workplace Mental Health Program, Canadian Mental health Association Ontario Division (CMHA)


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Centring Diversity for Workplace Equity: RDR Conference 2013


Attendees learned about the effective implementation of diversity strategies, how to acheive equity in the workplace and the role of government in building inclusive communities. 


Speakers:

Navdeep Bains, Keynote Speaker

Ceta Ramkhalawansingh - Achieving Social and Economic Equity: How Do We Get There?

 Saleha Khan - Champions for Inclusion: Towards Professional Practice


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