Centering Diversity for Workplace Equity: Imagining Collective Futures

RDR invites you to the Annual General Meeting and Conference.

Join us, as we challenge biases, prejudice, privilege and power in the quest to create an inclusive and equitable sector and society. Let’s rethink our own roles and responsibility in embedding equity into our workplaces.

The presenters at this virtual conference will equip attendees with effective practices for implementing sustainable ARAO-DEI efforts.

June 15, 2022 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Mary Wabano-McKay

Indigenous Opening

Mary Wabano-McKay, M.S.W., HBSW, Vice-President Nyaagaaniid, Anishinaabe Initiatives, Equity and Student Success, ALGOMA UNIVERSITY. Mary Wabano-McKay is a member of Attawapiskat First Nation and has worked in the fields of education, health and social policy for 20 years. With a strong focus on Indigenous education and leadership, she has developed and overseen culturally appropriate student services, program quality assurance, curriculum development, program design, community partnerships, and research involving Indigenous peoples. Working with Indigenous advisory councils, she continues to lead in Indigenous Education, Community Outreach, Student Success and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Samjay Khanna

Keynote: Futures of Dignity: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in the Era of Converging Crises

Sanjay will share thought-provoking views on plausible collective futures within which workplace equity centred on diversity may be imagined. Sanjay will incorporate a wide range of interrelated trends and issues into the talk—from shifts in geopolitics, to domestic politics, technology shifts, population physical and mental health, environment and climate change for envisioning our collective future. The conference keynote will be followed by participants’ engagement.

Jennifer Chan

Marco Campana

Capacity Building Session: Valuing Equity First

Jennifer Chan: Jennifer is a second-generation Chinese-Canadian. By profession, she is a CEO and co-founder of the Department of Imaginary Affairs, as well as a designer, researcher, and facilitator. By nature, she is a struggling idealist, serial idea generator, an obsessive crafter, a recovering perfectionist (thanks to being a Double Virgo) and has recently discovered the healing qualities of floating in the water. Jenn has worked for 15 years in the nonprofit sector doing everything from program design and delivery, strategic planning and reimagining governance models, community-based research and embedding innovation practices into various sized organizations through co-design methodologies.

Marco Campana: For almost 30 years Marco Campana has worked in some form of sector communications and digital services, from front-line client service to the first Settlement.Org Content Coordinator. He created and managed the Settlement AtWork site, launching OCASI’s Learn AtWork online learning site for sector workers, and has participated in a number of efforts to create a sector Community of Practice. He led digital/social media strategy work at Maytree, and most currently works as a freelance consultant helping agencies harness technology in client service delivery. His current focus is on digital transformation, supporting Settlement Practitioners to develop digital literacy skills, knowledge mobilization, and digital inclusion/equity.

Jenn and Marco bring years of professional experience in service design and delivery, social innovation/r&d, and evaluation through an equity and anti-oppression lens. In this workshop, participants will be invited to think about their own roles and responsibility in embedding equity first into their work.

Rumina Morris

Capacity Building Session: Crafting Inclusive Systems Together

Rumina Morris: Rumina is an Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Equity and Inclusion expert providing consulting and coaching services to leaders and organizations who are committed to affecting change. She has spent over 17 years in leadership positions where she has managed diverse teams in the human services sector and currently serves as the City of London’s Director of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression. Rumina has been a strong advocate for Social Justice and Human Rights and has used her privilege as a leader to draw attention to systemic inequities and demand change.

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