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Welcome to our Employment Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Anti-Racism Series!
As part of our FYN Employment Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Series, the Federal Youth Network invites you to attend the upcoming events. Each session will feature thought-provoking and informative discussions on important topics related to equity and inclusion in the public service.
A Heavy Load: Being an Ally in the Public Service
February 14th, 2023 at 13:30 - 15:30 EST
Through interactive activities and discussions, participants will gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by colleagues from equity groups, and how everyone can work together to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace.
|List of Black therapists.pdf - wiki (gccollab.ca)|
|Christopher Scipio (Il/Lui)||Christopher K. Scipio is a Deputy Director with the Black Executive Network. Previously he was a strategic policy advisor in Canada’s Federal Public Service specializing in Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+). He is an intersectional feminist and anti-racist committed to using his work to contribute to collective efforts to dismantle systems that oppress individuals and groups due to their race, gender, ability, religion, and other identity factors.
|Deepika Grover||Deepika thinks critically and creatively about identity, belonging, inclusion, agency, structural justice, systemic inequality, (racial and gender) equity, and systems change. She’s navigated public institutions for most of her life, including the federal government for 15 years, the last 6 as part of the Canada’s Free Agent program. As a Free Agent, Deepika thinks in systems and takes on assignments related to public sector innovation and open policy design, doing work in intersectional and inclusive ways as she integrates new technologies, modes of data collection, participatory approaches, and co-design methods in public policy domains and, now, also in organizational policy contexts. Her current assignment is as Lead Strategist, Anti-Racism at Finance Canada.|
February 21st, 2023 at 13:30 - 15:30 EST
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field, ask questions, and engage in interactive discussions on this critical topic.
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|Dr. Nadia Ferrara||Dr. Nadia Ferrara is an applied anthropologist and advocate for social justice. She is currently the Ombudsperson at Indigenous Services Canada. She was Senior Director of Values, Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion at Parks Canada. Prior to this, Nadia was the Executive Director at the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice. Nadia also worked at Women and Gender Equality Canada, and before that, at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada for over a decade, where she developed social policies and frameworks in collaboration with Indigenous partners.
Going High: Building Resilience While Achieving Equity and Anti-Racism Goals
February 28th, 2023 at 13:30 - 15:30 EST
Inspired by Michelle Obama's famous phrase, this event will provide attendees with the tools and strategies needed to stay strong and overcome obstacles while working towards a more equitable and just society. Join us for a day of inspiration, motivation and practical advice to help you "go high" and make a meaningful impact in the fight against racism.
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|Ikponwosa "I.K." Ero||I.K. has served diligently for six years as the first United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism. She is a lawyer by training and started her career at the federal government's department of justice. She subsequently spent the last decade working in the practice of international human rights. She has served as the principal architect of several international initiatives on persons with albinism including the African Union Plan of Action on Albinism in Africa (2021-2031) and the first continental Guidance for countries on the issue of harmful practices. When she is not working, I.K. enjoys spending time around food with family and good friends.|
|Elisabeth (Liz) Martin||Liz currently works as a Human Resources Advisor for Shared Services Canada. She is also a board member of the Anti-Racism Ambassador Network (ARAN). This grassroots volunteer network is made of public servants across jurisdictions in Canada. It acts as a community mobilizer and connector to collect, house and disseminate information and resources on Anti-Racism activity for all to use. It amplifies the work done by Black, Indigenous and other racialized colleagues to dismantle systemic racism with an intersectional lens.
|Davy-Anthony Sabourin||Davy-Anthony Sabourin is the manager responsible for stakeholder relations at the Centre for Diversity and Inclusion within the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat).
With over 7 years of experience with the Federal Public Service, Davy has worked in the areas of privacy protection, stakeholder and public relations, as well as diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. He has held investigative, program and policy analysis, strategic advisory, and managerial positions.
Prior to pursuing his career with the Government of Canada, Davy worked in Ottawa as a mental health and addictions counsellor.
In his spare time, Davy volunteers in his communities and serves as a reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces. He has a passion for travel and food, and as an intellectual, he enjoys conversations/debates on public policy and sociology.
|Iftin Daud||Iftin Daud is a proud Black Muslim woman, mother, and mentor. She is a Program Manager for the Canada Arts Presentation Funds in the Ontario Region, with over 19 years of experience in Public Service and 17 years with Canadian Heritage (PCH). She has extensive knowledge in program delivery as she worked in all Programs offered in her Region.
Equity, Anti-Racism and Mental Health in the Federal Public Service - October 6, 2022 at 13:30 - 15:30 EST
Dr. Martin Nicholas and Elisabeth Martin are two of the most informative and engaging speakers on equity, diversity, inclusion and Anti-Racism within the GoC. Join them on October 6th for a one of a kind presentation that you don’t want to miss. They will discuss:
- Equity in the Federal Public Service is Substantive Equality as protected by the Charter
- Research and Analysis of Representation Data of Black Employees and the Employment Equity Designated Groups in the Public Service
- Cost of Racism on the Mental Health of Canadians
This will be followed by a Q and A from the audience. We hope to see you all there.
Oct 6, 2022 1:30-3:30pm EST Bilingual
||One month after retirement from the Federal Public Service, I returned in October 2020 to work on Anti-Racism, Anti-Discrimination and Inclusion and Belonging in the federal public service. I had worked for 30 years at Health Canada on compliance and enforcement of federal legislation. For 25 years, I worked from the side of my desk, to be actively involved in employment equity (EE) as a Chair 0f EE and other related committees. I served on the Steering Committee (1997-2003) for the Implementation of Landmark CHRT Order on racial discrimination against Health Canada (https://decisions.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca/chrt-tcdp/decisions/en/item/6924/index.do?q=NCARR), which includes 7 Permanent Corrective Measures that are still applicable in 2022. Mr. Ian Shugart, the Clerk who launched the Call to Action was my Champion. The Special Corrective Measures (SCMs) in the Order provide insight to all federal institutions into what duty of care and due diligence is required for complying with the EE Act and EE Regulations in their current form. Notably, the SCMs call for redressing the effects of past discrimination in accordance with substantive equality enshrined in Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Elisabeth (Liz) Martin
|Liz currently works as a Human Resources Advisor for Shared Services Canada. She is also a board member of the Anti-Racism Ambassador Network (ARAN). This grassroots volunteer network is made of public servants across jurisdictions in Canada. It acts as a community mobilizer and connector to collect, house and disseminate information and resources on Anti-Racism activity for all to use. It amplifies the work done by Black, Indigenous and other racialized colleagues to dismantle systemic racism with an intersectional lens.
Deconstructing Colonial Practices in the Public Service - October 11, 2022 at 13:30 to 15:00 ET
Join Jolene Head, one of the GoC’s most preeminent thought leaders, for an important and insightful conversation on Deconstructing Colonial Practices in the Public Service.Jolene will discuss Reconciliation and decolonization in the public service. She will also speak about the many ways that Indigenous knowledge can be used within the public service to create more safe and inclusive work environments. Lastly, Jolene will discuss how the public service system and its culture can be used to effectively promote authentic Reconciliation efforts that effectively center Indigenous people.Please note, this presentation will be based on Jolene’s master thesis which features insights from many public sector leaders and Indigenous Elders as well. Feel free to access it here before the event: Deconstructing Colonial Practices in The Public Service.This is a thought provoking conversation that you don't want to miss. Register today!!
Oct 11, 2022 1:30-3:00pm EST Bilingual
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|File:Deconstructing Colonial Practices in the Federal Public Service - FR.pptx|
|File:Deconstructing Colonial Practices in the Public Service - Jolene Head Thesis.pdf|
||Jolene is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in norther Manitoba. She spent the bulk of her public service career in various positions within ISC/CIRNAC mainly in the areas of land, resources and environment. Most notably, she was the lead Director on the pre-inquiry engagement for the creation of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry. Currently she is the Special Analyst on Reconciliation and Indigenous Engagement at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). She has recently completed her Masters of Arts in Leadership with Royal Roads University with her thesis entitled, Deconstructing Colonial Practices in the Public Service.
Dr. Nadia Ferrara
|Dr. Nadia Ferrara is an applied anthropologist and advocate for social justice. She is currently the Ombudsperson at Indigenous Services Canada. She was Senior Director of Values, Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion at Parks Canada. Prior to this, Nadia was the Executive Director at the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice. Nadia also worked at Women and Gender Equality Canada, and before that, at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada for over a decade, where she developed social policies and frameworks in collaboration with Indigenous partners.
Moderator: Morgan Hurtubise
|Morgan is from the French community of Bourget in Eastern Ontario. She worked as a piano teacher and as a coordinator at a non-for-profit before joining the public service in 2018. She has held different roles at Public Services and Procurement Canada, currently as a junior analyst for the Indigenous Procurement Policy Directorate. Her fields of knowledge include Parliamentary Affairs, proactive disclosure, and accessibility.|
Evidence Based ways to impact Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism - October 25, 2022 at 13:30 to 15:00 ET -
Join GoC HR extraordinaire Etienne Laliberté as he shares his thoughts on evidence based ways to impact diversity, equity, inclusion and Anti-Racism in the Federal Public Service. Etienne has been doing tremendous work in HR and has excellent ideas on Human Resources Innovation, staffing, hiring and promotion. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss.
Oct 25th 1:30-3:00 Bilingual
||Étienne Laliberté, Human Resources Innovation
|Ken Fortin is as an ESDC public servant since 2007. Since May of 2022, Ken Fortin is the Senior Program Advisor for ESDC – Transformation Management Branch. In his role, he leads the Diversity and Inclusion portfolio for the branch. Their focus is to raise awareness and increase representation for designated Employment Equity groups.