GROW with CASE: Learning Opportunities on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

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GROW with CASE: Learning Opportunities on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

At this year’s CASE conference, we discussed the importance of intersectionality as it applies to service delivery in the supported employment sector. To eradicate the challenges intersecting oppressions pose for our clients, we need to continue these important conversations and build awareness about the impact of intersectionality.

Which is why CASE Diversity Works is thrilled to announce two new learning opportunities that are sure to excite and inspire you, while giving you the tools to enhance existing supports for job seekers who experience disability and identify as Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Colour (BIPOC).

July 6, 13, & 20, 2022
Inclusion, Diversity, and a Sense of Belonging: The Journey of Disrupting Social Barriers

These virtual one-day workshops will explore:

  • Increasing your awareness and understanding of the social barriers that impact diversity and a sense of belonging
  • Exploring your inherent biases
  • Creating safe spaces to engage in brave conversations
  • Sharing strategies that support employers in creating working environments that are safe for all staff and clients
  • Being kind to yourself while on this journey.

Registration: (Note: these workshops are currently FULL but please follow the link to sign up for the waitlists.)

July 7 & 14, 2022
The “Why” behind the “How”: Broadening Discussions Around Diversity and Becoming Liberated

This virtual two-part webinar will increase your awareness about the experiences of those that identify as BIPOC-D, as well as explore the most impactful actions that agencies can implement to strengthen supports and service delivery to BIPOC-D job seekers.

In this webinar we will:

  • Identify some of the experiences faced by BIPOC-D job seekers;
  • Examine service providers’ role in creating inclusive environments;
  • Identify ways Agencies can support the role of the service providers;
  • Discuss liberating strategies to disrupt and support inclusive employment environments;
  • Gain an understanding of the “How” in front of the “Why”.

Registration: (Note: participants can choose to register for one webinar or both, but we highly recommend both!)

Both events will be led by Winnifred Grant, BSW, MSW, M.Ed, RSW. Winnie has spent the last 30+ years exploring the impact of racial trauma and the intersectionality of various forms of oppression. Winnie brings an Africentric theoretical perspective and a Critical Race Analysis (CRA) to her work. She was a speaker in the intersectionality forum at this year’s CASE conference.

Please email any questions to diversityworks@supportedemployment.ca. Space is extremely limited so reserve your spot today!