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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Training: A Proactive Approach for Improving the Culture of Organizations (May - July)

Note: Attendance is mandatory for all sessions to receive a certificate.

May 31 - Understanding How Racism Effects Mental Health
Through the medium of storytelling participants will be introduced to the life journey of Canadian trailblazer Herb Carnegie a role model for many Canadians.  Members of the Carnegie family and their challenges will be discussed as well. Participants will learn how racial and diverse cultural background helped shape Herb Carnegie and his family’s success.

June 7 – Having Hard Conversations

We discuss the topic of communication, listening and defining difficult conversations and their importance to dealing with conflict before it becomes a crisis. Recognizing the common challenges in difficult conversations around policy and regulation vs personal values and how they can be barriers to access and understanding a client, co-worker, or employee/manger relationship. Identify personal biases and how this affects communication. 


June 14 – Understanding Unconscious Bias 

We delve into the topic of unconscious bias and its impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations within health care settings and beyond. We will learn how biases can unintentionally influence decisions and client dynamics. By understanding and addressing unconscious bias, we can create a more equitable and inclusive environment for all people to thrive in.  

June 21 – Self-Acceptance and Confidence Building

We engage participants in the act of self-acceptance in the context of confidence building which refers to embracing and appreciating oneself as you are, with both strengths and weaknesses. It involves recognizing and acknowledging one’s unique qualities, experiences, and individuality without judgment or the need for external validation. 

June 28 - Diversity of thought

We discuss “Diversity of Thought” The inclusion of a wide range of perspectives, opinions, and ideas within a group or community. It goes beyond visible diversity factors such as race, gender, or age, and focuses on the richness that comes from individuals who think differently, have varied experiences, and bring unique insights to the table. 

July 5 – Do I belong here?

We discuss how the feeling of belonging is a complex and subjective experience, but there are several indicators that may suggest you belong in a particular place or community. Here are some signs that you might belong in a particular place.