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Each month, Anne-Marie Pham, CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion interviews a leader who is a making a difference in Canada in the field of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Over the course of a year, you will hear from an eclectic group of people who inspire change.

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Each month, Anne-Marie Pham, CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion interviews a leader who is a making a difference in Canada in the field of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Over the course of a year, you will hear from an eclectic group of people who inspire change.

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Episodes
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Season 3, Episode 3 | Guest: Shari Graydon

3/8/2024
In honour of International Women’s Day, we’re using today’s conversation to take a closer look at women’s rights, and what is being done to elevate women’s voices from all over Canada. Joining us in today's episode of Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham is Shari Graydon, an award-winning author, speaker, print and broadcast columnist, and advocate for women’s rights. She is also the founder of Informed Opinions, a social mission project that seeks to amplify the voices of women and gender-diverse people to ensure that their experiences and insights help shape a more equitable and inclusive Canada. In today's conversation with Shari, we delve into the current state of the media landscape in Canada, the progress that has been made in terms of gender, diversity, and representation, and what still needs to change. She tells us about the various initiatives that Informed Opinions have undertaken, their impact on women's lives and the conditions that motivated them to step into the political sphere. Shari also shares her recommendations for the media on how to improve gender equality, along with her advice to organizations on how to foster gender equality in the workplace. Be sure to tune in to hear all of Shari's thought-provoking insights, the urgent work being done by Informed Opinions, and much more! Key points from this episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Shari GraydonShari Graydon on LinkedInShari Graydon on XInformed OpinionsGender Gap TrackerEqual VoiceBalance the PowerCanadian Centre for Diversity and InclusionLeader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:43:27

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Season 3, Episode 2 | Guest: Nketti Johnston-Taylor | Sponsored by Reliance Home Comfort

2/27/2024
Getting a job is proving difficult for many who have immigrated to Canada, even for those professionally qualified. More needs to be done to ensure that new and immigrant professionals are given a platform to earn their keep, and the more diverse, equitable, and inclusive those environments are, the better! In observation of Black History Month, and to help us dive deeper into this topic, we are joined by Nketti Johnston-Taylor for our new podcast episode of Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham. Nketti is the executive director of the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC), an organization that connects newcomer professionals to strategies that will lead to successful employment outcomes. After taking a brief look at the history of her home city of Calgary, we learn about her immigration story, how it ties into her professional background, and everything there is to know about CRIEC and the work that they do. We discuss Nketti’s mindset during the early years of her immigration and her assessment of the cultural barriers that prevent immigrants from finding work in Canada. She also shares her advice for employers to create more hospitable workplaces, as well as some tips for international professionals on how to find work in a new country. Tune in for all this and more! A huge 'thank you!' to Reliance Home Comfort for sponsoring this episode! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Nketti Johnston-Taylor on LinkedInNketti Johnston-Taylor on XNketti Johnston-Taylor on InstagramCRIECMaking ChangesPrairie Centre for Excellence in MentoringCanadian Centre for Diversity and InclusionLeader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:45:13

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Season 3, Episode 1 | Guest: Normand St-Gelais

1/12/2024
What does it take to transform a company from having virtually no diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to implementing a comprehensive strategy that spans the entire organization? To help us answer this question, we are joined by Normand St-Gelais for the first episode of season 3 of CCDI’s podcast, Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham. Normand is Director of Corporate Responsibility at Sodexo, a dedicated long-term CCDI Founding Employer Partner. For Sodexo in Canada, his role encompasses Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability, and overseeing their Stop Hunger Foundation. We sit down with Normand to discuss his career at Sodexo, the company’s transformative journey on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how they went from virtually no DEI strategy to establishing six well-thought-out resource groups that play an invaluable role in representing the diversity of their organization. We get into the policies that were reviewed and established once DEI became an organizational priority, the impact this has had on company culture, key challenges they experienced along the way, and a whole lot more. To hear the full scope of their ongoing DEI evolution along with Normand’s advice for companies starting out on their diversity, equity, and inclusion journey, be sure to tune in for this informative conversation! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: SodexoNormand St-Gelais on LinkedInCanadian Centre for Diversity and InclusionLeader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:28:10

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Season 2, Episode 12 | Guest: Brian Carwana

12/13/2023
In today's new podcast episode of Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham, we're delving into the intricacies of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We've noticed the profound impact this war has had on colleges, teams, and workplaces. Sorting through the vast amount of information available is challenging as it's tough to discern the facts from the misleading or inaccurate information circulating. Joining us today is Brian Carwana, Executive Director at Encounter World Religions Centre, to help navigate and come to grips with this complex issue. Brian is an esteemed figure in the realm of religious literacy, with a wealth of experience spanning two decades in the field. Brian has actively engaged with diverse sectors, imparting insights and expertise on religious diversity and pluralism. In our conversation, we unpack the complexities of the war and its impacts on society and workplaces in Canada. We discuss the history of the war, the nuance factors resulting in an ongoing war, and its overall impact on Canadian society. Gain insights into the different perspectives on the war, the national discourse on the topic, how the conflict is creating tensions in the workplace and more. Brian also provides advice to leaders and employees for navigating the discourse with compassion and how to foster understanding of each other perspectives in the workplace. Trigger Warning: This episode includes discussions of violence, conflict, and sensitive geopolitical issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which may be distressing or triggering for some Listeners. Listener discretion is advised. Key Points From This Episode: For further resources on the background of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, check out these two blogs here: https://religionsgeek.com/index.php/2023/10/11/background-on-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict/; https://religionsgeek.com/index.php/2023/11/02/backgrounder-on-israel-palestine-part-ii/ To delve into understanding Antisemitism, explore this comprehensive blog: https://religionsgeek.com/index.php/2023/10/26/why-do-they-hate-the-jews/ Additionally, to gain insights into Palestinians and the Muslim Other, visit: https://religionsgeek.com/index.php/2023/11/08/palestinians-and-the-muslim-other/

Duration:00:34:41

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Season 2, Episode 11 | Guest: Marni Panas

11/20/2023
Today’s special episode of Leader Talks commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which is an important observance on November 20th each year to honour the memory of the transgender people whose lives have been lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. To mark the occasion, we are joined by Marni Panas, a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP), human rights champion, and a sought-after keynote speaker who is dedicated to creating safer and more inclusive places where everyone can be their whole selves. Marni believes that the most effective way to reduce discrimination is to get to know the humans behind the labels and identities ascribed to them, and in this episode, she shares some simple and effective ways to increase awareness, be better informed, unlearn our inherent biases, and be better allies to the LGBTQIA+ community. To learn more about centring humanity and compassion and being an up-stander, not a bystander, tune in today! Key points from this episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Marni PanasMarni Panas on XMarni Panas on LinkedInMarni Panas on InstagramTransgender Day of RemembranceCanadian Centre for Diversity and InclusionLeader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:28:04

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Season 2, Episode 10 | Guest: Amira Elghawaby

10/27/2023
Islamic History Month, observed in October, is dedicated to commemorating, enlightening, educating, and fostering a deeper understanding among fellow Canadians about the diverse and valuable contributions of the Muslim community to society. In this new episode of Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham, we take a moment to celebrate the contributions of Muslims to Canada and discuss the many issues the community still faces. To help us unpack this nuance topic is Amira Elghawaby, Canada’s Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia. Amira is a prominent journalist and human rights advocate who has made significant contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in Canada. She has also worked in communications and human rights within Canada's labour movement and played a key role in promoting the civil liberties of Canadian Muslims. We start by delving into some interesting facts about the Muslim community and the state of islamophobia in Canada. Then, we discuss the background of the Muslim community in Canada, the concept of multiculturism, and the progress being made to combat Islamophobia. Amira shares details about her role, the essential work she is doing, and the many challenges Muslim communities currently face. We explore the intersection of race and religion in xenophobia, the hurdles younger Muslim generations must overcome, the impact of toxic narratives, common misconceptions surrounding Islam, and more. Tune in and gain a deeper understanding of the Muslim community in Canada with Amira Elghawaby! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Amira ElghawabyAmira Elghawaby on LinkedInAmira Elghawaby on InstagramAmira Elghawaby on XIslamic History Month Canada (IHMC)Blackfoot ConfederacyCanadian Labour Congress‘Canada's Multiculturalism - Worth Defending’‘Canada’s unions: urgent action needed to end Islamophobia, protect Muslim communities’The Myth of the Muslim TideCanadian Centre for Diversity and InclusionLeader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham*Please note this episode of Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham, on Islamophobia, which was produced before the October 2023 Israel-Palestine conflict, does not reference this conflict and the impact on groups affected. CCDI is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, and we stand against both antisemitism and Islamophobia. We offer valuable resources to employers seeking assistance in addressing these challenges. To learn more about what organizations can do to define and combat antisemitism in the workplace and beyond, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p1vXLuA1X0 for CCDI's free webinar: Antisemitism: How to recognize and prevent it in the workplace.

Duration:00:53:50

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Season 2, Episode 9 | Guests: Mike Casia, Sharlene Rutherford

9/22/2023
Today, we’d like to celebrate the incredible work being done in our country to promote and fight for gender-based health equity. However, this work is far from finished and there is still so much more to do. For instance, Canada is 30th out of 146 countries when it comes to the global gender gap index. While this statistic may not seem immediately harrowing, it still highlights the persistent and systemic barriers against gender equity in the country that require immediate correction. Joining us today are two big players in the fight for gender-based health equity in Canada, Mike Casia and Sharlene Rutherford. Mike is the president and MD of Organon Canada, a global healthcare company focused on women’s health that works very closely with Sharlene and her organizations, the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation and the Women’s Health Collective Canada, which are centred around the same concerns. Our conversation tackles gender equity and health, why women’s health cannot be ignored, the consequences of villainizing conversations around women’s health, and the common health inequalities that are prevalent in Canada today. Mike and Sharlene also graciously explain the great work that their organizations are doing, the various partnerships that they’re involved in to drive the gender-based health movement forward, and what employers and everyday citizens can do to support gender and health equality, plus so much more! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Mike Casia on LinkedIn Sharlene Rutherford on LinkedIn Organon Canada Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation Alberta Women’s Health Foundation Women’s Health Collective Canada ‘Global Gender Gap Report 2023’ ‘Surveying the Silence’ Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:45:27

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Season 2, Episode 8 | Guest: Salena Starling

8/11/2023
Today, we are joined by thought leader and truth and reconciliation program facilitator Salena Starling, who is also the co-owner and president of Community of Big Hearts. Salena has personally been through Canada’s foster care system and, in this episode, she opens up about her journey. We discover how and why the foster care system disproportionately affects Indigenous youth and what needs to change to break stereotypes and address intergenerational trauma. Salena’s story illustrates the implicit challenges that Indigenous youths are born into and what can be done to support reconciliation efforts. Our guest is an exception, having made it out of the system as a healthy, successful individual. Tune in to hear about her efforts to break the cycle and what the rest of us can do to facilitate change. Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Salena Starling on LinkedIn Community of Big Hearts CanU Canada Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:26:02

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Season 2, Episode 7 | Guest: Zuraida Dada

7/24/2023
Self-care refers to the intentional activities and practices that individuals engage in to nurture their physical, mental, and emotional health. Joining us today to help us understand the importance of self-care is Psychologist and Human Resources Consultant at Invictus Psychology and Consulting, Zuraida Dada. Zuraida is a seasoned psychologist specializing in adult individual therapy. She is known for her ability to create a warm, safe environment and provide empathetic, solution-focused care. Her main objective is to aid clients in reconnecting with themselves, strengthening their resilience, and enhancing their coping strategies. In our conversation, we uncover the importance of self-care through the lens of her personal and professional experiences. We unpack the negative stigmas of mental health, the value of psychoeducation, her positive psychology approach, and the causes of mental health issues. We also talk about safe places and the role of supervisors in mental health and hear invaluable advice on creating healthy work environments. Tune in now! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Zuraida Dada on LinkedIn Invictus Psychology and Consulting The Canadian Psychological Association The Mental Health Commission of Canada International Self-Care Day (ISD) Dr. Diane McIntosh This Is Depression Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:24:58

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Season 2, Episode 6 | Guest: Kai Scott | Sponsored by Reliance Home Comfort

6/7/2023
Today's guest is Kai Scott, and he is here to share his experience and expertise on the subject of pronouns and inclusive language. Kai is the President and Gender Strategist at TransFocus Consulting and has a great amount of insight into diversity in the workplace, with a focus on guiding thoughtful, respectful, and impactful conversations. In our chat, we get into some of the crucial areas of this discussion, including how to respond and react to mistakes, necessary nuances, creating safer workplaces, and more. Kai also unpacks the roots of TransFocus and a little of his career history and grounding in social science. So if you would like some fresh illumination on this important aspect of diversity and inclusion, how to be a better ally, and the ways in which we can all support change within companies, be sure to tune in! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Reliance Home ComfortKai Scott on LinkedInTransFocus ConsultingTransFocus on LinkedInThe Surprisingly Simple Way to Transcend Differences About Gender TEDx TalkCanadian Centre for Diversity and InclusionLeader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:30:45

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Season 2, Episode 5 | Guest: Sania Chaudhry

5/23/2023
In Canadian workplaces, many Asians are forced to grapple with the bamboo ceiling, which is a term that is used to describe how their growth and success within their organizations is hindered because of their ethnicity. Moreover, other harmful stereotypes (like calling Asians the “model minority”) mean that there is still much work to be done for Asians to feel completely welcome in their communities. We continue to highlight extraordinary individuals this Asian Heritage Month, and today’s guest is a stellar example of using strength, determination, and resilience to overcome issues of racism, sexism, and Islamophobia. Introducing Sania Chaudhry, an Employment, Labour, and Human Rights Lawyer and a passionate champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Sania joins us today to discuss how DEI work became her life’s focus, how to push through the bamboo ceiling, why the model minority is a damaging stereotype, and how marginalized people can speak for themselves in environments that discourage them to do so. We also explore the role of allies in the workplace, how to diversify the leadership prototype, why colonialism remains ever-present, and so much more! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Sania Chaudhry on LinkedInForte Workplace LawUniversity of CalgaryCanadian Centre for Diversity and InclusionLeader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:41:18

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Season 2, Episode 4 | Guest: Brittany Gataveckas

4/20/2023
We are thrilled to welcome Brittany Gataveckas to the show as she helps us better understand Canada’s new 50-30 challenge. Brittany is the Manager of Social Sustainability at the UN Global Compact Network Canada, and her expertise as a project design and implantation specialist is critical in her work of helping Canadian organizations advance their gender equality, diversity, and inclusion. In our conversation, Brittany gives us a clear understanding of Canada’s 50-30 challenge and how this work could be a defining factor in improving human rights in Canadian workplaces. We discuss the role of the UN Global Compact Network Canada and other ecosystem partners in the government-led movement, the potential learning paths for participants of the challenge, how to join the 50-30 challenge, and everything you need to know before signing up. And if you are feeling overwhelmed by your involvement in the challenge, Brittany reminds us that it’s okay to start small, as long as you stay committed! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Brittany Gataveckas on LinkedIn UN Global Compact Network Canada S. Sutton & Associates Inc. The 50-30 Challenge: Your Diversity Advantage Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:37:31

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Season 2, Episode 3 | Guest: Kadie Ward

3/7/2023
Women have been undervalued in the workplace for almost a century and a half! Today on the Leader Talks Podcast we are celebrating International Women’s Day with the incredible Kadie Ward to discuss gender inequality in the workplace. This episode is packed with some amazing insights into how women have been undervalued in work over the years, why legislation is essential in closing the gender wage gap, how gender diversity, equity, and inclusion create economic prosperity, and so much more! Kadie even shares some tools for how to make a difference in these issues and tells us how we can play a role in her vision for an inclusive Canada. To hear all this and more, tune in now! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Kadie Ward on LinkedIn Kadie Ward on Twitter Kadie Ward on Facebook Pay Equity Solution for Small Businesses Toolkit Level Playing Field Series Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:27:50

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Season 2, Episode 2 | Guest: Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve

2/10/2023
When it comes to women in engineering, Canada’s numbers are surprisingly low. They are substantially outperformed by countries like Panama and Colombia, both of which have near parity when it comes to the ratio of women to men in engineering (despite having to contend with far greater levels of instability than Canada). Our guest today, Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve, is uniquely qualified to talk on the topic of women in engineering in Canada, having emigrated from Colombia during her studies and overcoming tremendous barriers to entry in the process. She is also the co-founder, Principal, and two times Chair of the Women in Engineering Summit (WES), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the 30 by 30 Initiative by Engineers Canada. In our conversation with Claudia, we unpack Canada’s low enrollment rates, how it varies across the country, and what can be done about it. We discuss the various systemic issues that cause so many women to leave the field of engineering, the major obstacles Claudia has faced in her career, and how she had to fight to overcome them. Claudia also shares her tips for women struggling to navigate their engineering careers and offers sage advice to workplaces on how they can ensure the retention of their female workers. The world needs engineers, and now more than ever, it needs the unique perspective that female engineers have to offer. Tune in for this inspiring conversation, where we break down the systemic issues within the field of science and engineering, and the important work people are doing to change it! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve on LinkedIn Women in Engineering Summit Enbridge Inc Engineers Canada 30 by 30 Conference 30 by 30 Virtual Conference Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:45:21

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Season 2, Episode 1 | Guest: Brian Carwana

1/13/2023
Canada is one of the most religiously diverse liberal democracies in the world, but unfortunately the level of religious literacy in the country is very low. This lack of understanding of different belief systems is the root cause of the high levels of hate crimes experienced by minority groups. Today’s guest, Brian Carwana (also known as the ReligionsGeek), is passionate about advancing religious literacy through contact theory. In today’s episode, he explains how his organization, Encounter World Religions, explores different religions, creates connections, and facilitates open conversations in order to eliminate harmful biases, discriminatory practices, and acts of hate. Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Brian Carwana Brian Carwana on Twitter Brian Carwana on LinkedIn Encounter World Religions

Duration:00:29:47

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Season 1, Episode 14 | Guests: Ana Maria Desmaison Cornejo and Linda Espinosa Valencia

12/9/2022
In today's conversation with Ana Maria Desmaison Cornejo and Linda Espinosa Valencia, we are offered some amazing recommendations and expertise on the reality of working towards a better future. As the co-founders of Ventura Collective and individuals who have dedicated themselves to creating systemic change, our guests are uniquely positioned within the Canadian professional landscape to talk about the challenges we face in making real progress. We get to hear from Linda and Ana Maria about some of the actionable strategies that leaders can and should be using to facilitate more inclusive communities, uplift marginalized groups, and decolonize workplaces. The conversation covers dismantling the actual systems of oppression, how grassroots organizations can play a part, confronting the opportunity and pay gaps, and much more. Key takeaways include the mission at Ventura Collective and the need for a constant re-evaluation of the transparency and accountability at any organization. So to hear all this and much more from these two powerhouses, tune in today! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Ana Maria Desmaison Cornejo on LinkedIn Linda Espinosa Valencia on LinkedIn Anne-Marie Pham on Linkedin Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Leader Talks with Anne-Marie Pham

Duration:00:40:55

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Season 1, Episode 13 | Guest: Albert Wong

11/10/2022
When recruiters from the Canadian Armed Forces looked at scrawny, 18-year-old Chinese-Canadian, Albert Wong, they voted that he would be the first person to fail basic training. He ended up serving for 39 years, and today he is a Citizenship Judge in the Greater Toronto Area. During this episode, Albert talks about the discrimination that he faced during his career as a result of his heritage and the color of his skin, and how he is using what he has learned from his experiences to effect systemic change with regard to diversity and inclusion. Albert shares why Canada’s approach to treating its citizens is one that the rest of the world would do well to emulate, why empathy is one of the most important qualities in a leader, the factors that are essential for social cohesion, and the sacred obligation of all Canadians. This Remembrance Day, take the time to honor the unsung military heroes! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Albert Wong on LinkedIn Canadian Armed Forces

Duration:00:47:50

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Season 1, Episode 12 | Guest: Yin Brown - Intersections of disability and mental health

10/19/2022
Yin Brown is a first generation immigrant of Chinese descent, and the Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA) at the Abilities Centre in Ontario. She also happens to be blind. Her passion is employment for people with disabilities, and she has led many advocacy groups to fight for the cause. Join us today as she reveals the work that the Abilities Centre does to facilitate inclusivity both within their organization, and for others seeking to accommodate their employees. We touch on the role of managers in initiating the conversation about access needs, what you should always avoid as an employer, and how the HR department can accommodate inclusivity on all levels. We discuss what it means to shift the paradigm to reflect the necessity of inclusivity for everyone, and not just those whose access needs are not currently being met. Next, we talk about employee support, eligibility for government funding, setting goals for inclusion, and much more. Thanks for tuning in! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Yin Brown on LinkedIn Yin Brown on Twitter Abilities Centre Disabled Women’s Network Anne-Marie Pham on LinkedIn Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Duration:00:42:13

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Season 1, Episode 11 | Guest: Laura Arndt - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

9/29/2022
September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to help us learn and reflect on what we need to know and do. The Indigenous residential school system was designed to isolate Indigenous children from their culture, religion, and identity to assimilate them into the dominant colonial culture. The impacts of this repressive system are still felt today and injustices of the past have still not been reconciled. To help us unpack the history and these complex ideas is Laura Arndt, Chief operating officer of Survivors’ Secretariat, a survivor-lead organization mandated to uncover the truth about unmarked burial grounds. Laura is dedicated to the importance of dialogue and focuses her work on the complexity of kinship, relationships, and community through the lens of culture, identity, and belonging. She has diverse experience and is deeply committed to her work, community, and family. Laura is proudly Mohawk and clan member of the Six Nations of the Grand River, on the board of directors for Feathers of Hope, and regularly volunteers at the Jays Care Foundation. To add to her exhaustive list of expertise, she serves on the Ontario Law Society Tribunal, the Indigenous Advisory Circle for Right to Play Canada, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Studies at Queens University. In our conversation, she shares her knowledge as we discuss the history and the lasting negative legacy of the Canadian Indian residential school system. We learn about the important work she is doing, her personal connection with the work she does, and what motivates her. We also discuss the importance of justice, cultural identity and community, and how she approaches her work. She also shares simple steps to begin dialogue and book recommendations that will get you started. Don’t miss out on this inspiring conversation with Laura Arndt! Key Points From This Episode: Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Laura Arndt Email Centennial College Survivors’ Secretariat Six Nations of the Grand River Feathers of Hope Jays Care Foundation Right to Play Queens University Law Society Tribunal A Knock at the Door Unsettling Canada Anne-Marie Pham on LinkedIn Anne-Marie Pham on Twitter

Duration:00:30:27

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Season 1, Episode 10 | Guest: Erin Goodpipe

8/11/2022
Diversity and inclusion is a hot topic in the world right now, but knowing how to make a difference can be tricky. Joining us in conversation today is Erin Goodpipe, a multi-disciplinary artist, educator, and researcher from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation. She shares her story of being the first in her family to graduate from high school, learning that education far extends beyond what we learn in the four walls of a classroom along the way. You’ll hear why she prioritizes putting herself in indigenous spaces, and how she goes about honoring the relationship we have with everything around us in her daily life. Erin tells us all about the theatre work she has done with the Making Treaty 4 Collective, which they were invited to perform at the Globe Theatre. We explore the way that stories inform culture as we live them out, the unconventional introduction to theatre that led her to work in it today, as well as what she gained from the theatre-making experience. We talk about the pivotal period of youth, how to engage with youth work in a meaningful way, and Erin fills us in on her latest projects to look out for. Join us to hear more today! Key Points From This Episode: • Today’s guest: Erin Goodpipe, multi-disciplinary artist, educator, and researcher. • Her educational background, studying Indigenous Education to Masters level, and film. • Erin’s work as a television host on the Other Side on the ATP Network. • Erin introduces us and welcomes us to the episode in her language. • The belief her community has had in her which she wants to carry forward for others. • Her experience being the first one to finish high school in her family. • What she has learned about education: that it goes beyond the four walls of a classroom. • Why she chooses to prioritize putting herself in indigenous spaces. • How she goes about honoring the relationship we have with everything in daily life. • Why youth is a significant period of life: a time to find out how you are connected to others. • The work she is doing with the Making Treaty 4 Collective which she was invited to perform at the Globe Theatre. • Why stories are powerful and how they create culture as we live them out. • Her unconventional introduction to theatre during her studies through her former boss. • The experience of creating theatre that went far beyond the performance element. • Erin’s ideas to make the art scene in Canada more inclusive: resources, space, and funding. • Building trust and committing to relationships and ‘ongoingness’ as you engage with people. • Holistic learning: engaging with the mental, emotional, and physical through experience. • The projects she is currently working on: Treaty Road on ATP, and Sir John A at the Globe. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Erin Goodpipe on LinkedIn Making Treaty 4 on Facebook The Other Side

Duration:00:29:40