This year there will be over 10 new and exciting presentations. Some of the topics include:
- The Impact of Human Rights on Diversity & Inclusion
- Shining the Light on Youth Empowerment
- Mental Health Challenges Faced by Refugees and New Immigrants to Canada: What to Expect and How to Help
- Introduction to Queer Competency
- Power and Diversity
- Navigating Mental Illness at Work
- Employer Panel: Opportunities and Challenges When Hiring a Diverse Workforce
- Moving Towards Cultural Safety
- Take the Mic: Storytelling of Lived Experiences
New this year, we will have an employer panel discussing the opportunities and challenges when hiring a diverse workforce. During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss workplace scenarios related to the conference topics. The goal is to help participants gain practical tools and resources that will improve the quality of service and ultimately create a diverse and inclusive workplace for both employees and clients. Overall, the conference will provide a great space for learning, sharing ideas, and helping combat stereotypes and biases. We will also have booths with information and resources for participants to take home, fantastic door prizes, and live entertainment during lunch. Tickets cost $80.00 and include admission to the one-day conference, free continental breakfast, and a delicious lunch. You’ll also receive a Certificate of Attendance to submit to your respective associations for education credits (e.g. BCCDA, HRMA, VRA, and others).
Here is what people said about last year’s conference:
“I enjoyed the variety of speakers and their different approaches to their presentations. The keynote was more academic and that set a good tone for the day, the others were more practical and gave some nice "hands on" tips for working with diversity that I really appreciated…excellent choice in speakers and brilliant job in the order of the day.”
“I do not exaggerate when I say that this has been by far one of the most interesting and informative conferences I have attended.”
“Very well organized, interesting topics, very inspiring keynote speaker, everyone in attendance was positive and open minded”
For event details and to register visit Eventbrite.
We hope to see you there!