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International Day of Peace Event by Royal Roads University
September 21, 3:00-4:00 PM EDT
Presenters: Olaolu Adeleye, Athena Madan, Ken Christie, Donna Desbiens, Bassam Al-Kuwatli, Anjum Sultana & more
To register, use this link on your browser: https://bit.ly/YWCA-Canada-Gender-Equality-Week-September-21-Anjum-Sultana
We are at a choice moment in history – never before has the idea of convening for Peace been more urgent. The convergence of movements like #BLM, climate activism, #MeToo, and Canadian Truth and Reconciliation amidst global waves of COVID-19 are a stark reminder of the need for cooperation across borders, sectors, and generations. Join us as panelists share their thoughts and visions for a more inclusive future.
A Lunch and Learn with YWCA on a Feminist Economic Recovery Plan
September 22, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Presenters: Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen & Anjum Sultana
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Join SCIC as we hear from Melissa Coomber- Bendtsen, CEO of YWCA Regina and Anjum Sultana, MPH. National Director, Public Policy, Advocacy & Strategic Communications on the global to local connection of YWCA’s Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada.
Here to Help and PEACE Programs: How YWCAs are supporting children who have been impacted by domestic violence
September 23, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM EDT
Presenters: Maria Palma & Wendy Gruneberg
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YWCAs across the country support women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Learn more about two programs that support children and their mothers through the healing process. Presenters will share resources, tools and emerging practices.
Measuring Empowerment: A Way Forward in Localization
September 23, 12:00-1:30 PM EDT
Presenters: Shiva Mazrouei, Anna Du Vent, Calais Caswell, Lucia Diaz-Martin, Jessica Ferne & Antu Hossain
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A practical lunchtime session to further strengthen capacity in applying a gender equality lens to MEAL (monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning) and using a feminist approach as a priority to advance women’s empowerment. Programmatic experts will share practical examples of their work and how to operationalize feminist practices across project stages.
In Good Company Panel: Uprooting Workplace Inequality
September 23, 6:00-7:30 PM EDT
Presenters: Valerie Chort, Maya Roy, Paulette Senior, Tanya van Biesen & Lindsay Glassco
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Join us for a dynamic conversation on barriers diverse women face to employment and advancement in the corporate world. Learn about the steps, policy and practical changes every workplace can implement to make a difference.
Human Resources and Recruitment – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
September 24, 12:30-1:30 PM EDT
Presenters: Sydney Piggott, Stephanie Wiafe, & Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah
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Join us for an interactive and in-depth conversation on equity, diversity and inclusion in the non-profit sector. The session will unpack these ideas, share practical resources and strategies and take a deeper dive into how we can foster inclusivity, diversity and equity within our sector starting with our places of work.
Community Centred. Person-focused. Participatory Research
September 24, 1:00-2:30 PM EDT
Presenters: Shiva Mazrouei & Jenny Cloutier
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In this workshop, we will review community-based research practices and participatory research tools for YWCA programs. Based on the Born to be Bold project, we will share the learnings from our experience doing national research with 10 YWCA member associations to determine promising practices for women’s labour market access. Throughout this interactive session, you will gain practical tools for applying a person-centered approach to research and program evaluation.