Category: Diversity, Accessibility and Inter-cultural Communication

City of Winnipeg (Manitoba) – Newcomer Welcome and Inclusion Policy

The Newcomer Welcome and Inclusion Policy was adopted by the City Council of Winnipeg on February 27, 2020. Part I of the Stakeholder Engagement Summary provides an overview of feedback collected for the Policy. Part II of the Stakeholder Engagement Summary is the overview of how feedback was considered in the Policy. The City will…

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MANSO: Accessible Customer Service Standards Course

In partnership with the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities and English Online, MANSO is launching an online course for staff and volunteers of our member organizations to learn about the Accessible Customer Service Standards that are part of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act. The Accessibility for Manitobans Act became law in Manitoba in December 2013.  It establishes a process to…

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AAISA: Building Champions of Anti-Racism and Anti-Islamophobia: A Practice Guide for Alberta’s Settlement Community

Building Champions of Anti-Racism and Anti-Islamophobia: A Practice Guide for Alberta’s Settlement Community (the ‘Practice Guide’) is a practical manual of principles, tools, resources and case examples that can help professionals, organizations, government or communities address racism and Islamophobia at an individual, community, or systems level. An online learning component will function alongside the Practice…

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Accessibility for Manitobans Act: Tools to Support Accessibility

Manitoba’s Disabilities Issues Office (DIO) supports The Accessibility for Manitobans Act with a variety of tools to help expand knowledge and action on accessibility. The Accessibility Standard for Customer Service requires policies and training to provide services in an efficient, fair and respectful manner.  The deadline for non-profits to comply is November 2018.  The word “customer” means…

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Anti-Black Racism Resources compiled by Elmwood Community Resource Centre

Nina Condo was kind enough to share a list of resources that she has compiled for those interested in learning more about anti-black racism and tools to combat it. Christina Pataialii’s Blog – Stuart Hall- Representation and the Media (September 2017) Centre for Racial Justice in Education- Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized…

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BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR CHANGE: Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019-2022

Building a Foundation for Change: Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019–2022 was launched on June 25th, 2019 and helps advance the Government of Canada’s vision of fostering and promoting a more inclusive and equitable country for all Canadians. A key pillar of the strategy is the establishment of a new Anti-Racism Secretariat that will lead a whole-of-government…

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Canadian Race Relations Foundation: Competencies for the Management of Diversity

Community-based training for educators and community leaders in the management of diversity In this guide for practitioners, the focus is on cultural diversity and identity and how these impact citizenship skills and competencies. The guide covers themes and topics for professional development related to how to integrate and teach diversity in a global world.

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CCR: Promoting Positive Opinion Toolkit

“Welcoming refugees benefits both communities where they settle and the people who are able to escape persecution and build new lives. Those involved in welcoming refugees know this well, but not everyone does. There is a constant need to counter misperceptions and promote better understanding about refugees. This toolkit is intended to help us get…

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Chamber of Commerce Truth and Reconciliation Roadmap

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce has created the Truth & Reconciliation Roadmap (TRR)  resource that will reinforce the Chamber and the business community’s commitment to The Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) 94 Calls to Action (CTA) in 2015.  . The TRR serves as a pathfinder to provide businesses with the focus and resources to achieve…

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