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Making People Count is your opportunity to learn from the experts and get trained in equity and inclusion. Organizations and workplaces are challenged to comply with legislation and respond to changing dynamics and demographics. It’s not about "ticking the checkboxes" anymore. We have to make people count and build excellent inclusion practices, policies and organizational cultures. Making People Count 2014 is designed to show you how.
What will I learn?
Making People Count will help you understand emerging equity and inclusion matters, implement learnings and monitor success. At other events, they may theorize about the issues but practical skills and concrete resources are rarely provided. Our sessions are designed for intermediate and advanced learning and infused with reflective opportunities and useful tools. Building equity and inclusion doesn’t have to be a mysterious process in organizations and workplaces - Making People Count will show you how.
This conference is being hosted in partnership between Turner Consulting Group and METRAC.
Tim Wise, Anti-Racist Essayist, Author and Educator, Thursday March 27: Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators. Recently named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader, Wise is the author of several books and articles has spoken in across the United States, Canada and Bermuda on issues of racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market.
Hon. Jean Augustine, Ontario’s Fairness Commissioner, Friday March 28: Jean Augustine was appointed as the first Fairness Commissioner for Ontario in March 2007. She is known for years of service in community, education and government sectors and cares passionately about education and challenges faced by newcomers to the province. She has been honoured by many organizations for her leadership and community involvement. In December 2009, she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.
We want to improve reporting and media about violence against women and girls by identifying best “expert voices” who address the issue to media makers. Expert voices:
Do you know of an expert voice or are you an expert voice yourself? We would like to know more about you. Please provide your information below to be considered for an “expert voices” list that the Media Education Project’s Knowledge Exchange Group will distribute and share widely with media contacts in 2014.
Media Education Project goal and background: we seek to improve how violence against women and girls is covered by media makers (reporters, journalists, bloggers, journalism students) by uncovering hidden narratives, challenging assumptions and myths, and promoting public education to ultimately prevent violence. The project was launched by METRAC in August 2013 and several partner agencies have joined together in a Knowledge Exchange Group: Assaulted Women’s Helpline, Barbra Schlifer Clinic, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Elizabeth Fry Toronto, Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto, Springtide Resources, White Ribbon Campaign, Woman Abuse Council of Toronto, Women’s College Hospital Research Institute, Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund and YWCA Canada.
On May 31, express yourself in purple and join the movement to prevent violence. May Be Me is an annual campaign to raise awareness and funds to prevent violence against women and youth. Initiated by METRAC, the campaign supports the organization's prevention work and we hope to grow the campaign so other organizations doing violence prevention also benefit. Register and participate today - it's never too early or too late!