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A Journey Towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Winter Recharge 2022

A Journey Towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Winter Recharge 2022


A Journey Towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion February 26, 2022
8:30am – 12:30pm
This year’s Winter Recharge brings professionals working in Early Year Sector, together to explore Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
THRC is excited to welcome Unlearn, Michael Lewis and Bibi Mohammed, as we come together to build relationships through reflective conversations and dialogue to support our journey of learning.

 

Location:
Via ZOOM
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Cost:
THRC Member: $25
Non-Member: $35
Registration Deadline:
February 25, 2022If this registration is full, please email [email protected] to be put on a waitlist.

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unlearn. – Critical Thinking by Design

Every learner thrives when relationships are at the forefront of all learning. When lived experiences are centered and reflected, belonging increases. unlearn is a resource that can help learners to see themselves reflected in the curriculum. Until a child feels safe, cared for and included they’re not going to achieve to their highest academic potential. This year’s winter recharge sets the stage for unlearn to help plant the seed and grow awareness of each other in order to strengthen relationships. We will unpack the bias we all have and explore how we can create a safe, caring and inclusive environment promoting dignity and respect for all. unlearn’s vision is to inspire people to see the humanity in everyone. Visit unlearn.com to learn more.

Abhi Ahluwalia 

Abhi is the founder of unlearn., a social enterprise whose vision is to inspire people to see the humanity in everyone. Abhi has championed human rights, equity and social justice in the private and public sectors working with school boards across Canada and a variety of organizations such as Crown Indigenous Relations Northern Affairs Canada, Parks Canada and Shell.  Abhi is the recipient of the Lincoln M. Alexander Award and the Anne and Ed Mirvish Achievement Award which recognizes individuals that have made a significant and innovative contribution towards eliminating racial prejudice and discrimination in our society.

 

Lakhdeep Singh Dhaliwal 
Upon completion of a Master’s Degree in Education, Lakhdeep went on to become certified as an International Language Instructor and has held various positions in academia such as Elementary School Teacher, Language Assessment Officer, LINC & ESL Teacher, College Instructor, and IELTS Invigilator. Lakhdeep has a passion and purpose for front line leadership in the field of Anti-Racism, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion. He has worked with school boards, community service providers across Canada promoting dignity and respect for all. Lakhdeep is the Vice President of Equity Education with unlearn.

Michael Lewis – We Are Stronger Together, and Together We Can Be Amazing!

As we approach the two year anniversary of the beginning of the pandemic and can now see the end of it, we need to reflect on what we went through TOGETHER, to really appreciate each other and the support we received and gave to each other during the difficult and unprecedented times. A time to celebrate just how amazing we can be when we came together during a once-in-a-lifetime challenge. It is time to celebrate how our strength as a team and a community was able to come through and provide that essential service that children and families counted on us providing! In the motivational presentation, we’ll discover just how strong, united, compassionate and dedicated we were and how through adapting and problem solving we proved to everyone that it has been our finest hour! Finally, lets look forward together to better days ahead and remember when COVID handed us lemons, we made lemonade.

We Are Stronger Together Short Version — Michael Lewis Training, Motivation and Development Speaker and Trainer, London, Ontario

Bibi Mohammed, B.A, M.Ed, is currently the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Specialist at the Milton Community Resource Centre.

 

Her primary focus is employing an intentional framework to shift the organizational culture to foster an equitable and inclusive environment for staff, clients and the community. Bibi has worked in the early learning and child care sector for over 10 years, and has a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology and Education. Bibi is a member of the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR), the Halton Newcomer Strategy (HNS), and sits on the InformOntario Board of Directors.  Her main passion is supporting the authentic identities of children.

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