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Oct 17 2023


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Establishing A Culture of Inclusive Space-NSCDA Indigenous Culture and Awareness Webinar Series

Below is one of the webinars included with a membership to the Nova Scotia Career Development Association. 

Use this link to learn more about the membership options:

Individual membership is 155.00 for the year. 

Session Description: 

Join Tonya Paris for this 70 min Lecture & Engagement Workshop which Includes: Facilitator Q/A, Participant Self-Reflection Action Assignment, Group Case Studies

Key Learning Out Comes


Hiring Diversity & International Inclusion

Building a diverse candidate pipeline should be central to hiring and recruiting efforts. Sometimes this comes at odds with the usual recruiting process where speed is valued above all other metrics. Here we will explore the ways in which companies can review the guidelines & processes around who gets considered, interviewed & mentored for success.

Workplace Equity & Cultural Sensitivities

One crucial way that managers can take active steps to combat racism in the workplace is by setting a precedent for inclusion, sharing constructive feedback with their employees, and investing in their professional development and goals. In order for this to be authentic however, it cannot be only in response to an incident or concern raised. Here we explore the 5 ways leadership can affect the culture of the spaces to be more inclusive.

Employee Resource Groups

Employee resource groups (ERGs) are a fantastic way to bring like-minded individuals together. They can provide a safe space to discuss challenges and amplify minority voices in the workplace while providing meaningful insight into what staff may be experiencing but are too scared to share. Action & Accountability  Exploring Mentorship Roles So often after attending a training of this nature, folks are left wondering what happens next. The Self-Reflection Action Assignment allows folks to consider as individuals and organizationally what would it look like for creating an inclusive learning environment for students, young professionals & interns in lead of the opportunity to gain the employability / professional skills they need to succeed. Once this is done, who/where in community can candidates be invited to participate?

Facilitated by:

Tonya Paris

Facilitator Bio:

Tonya Paris, also known as Sam’Gwan, is an established Mi’kmaq & Afro Nova Scotia artist-activist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia; which rests upon the unceded traditional Mi’kmaq territory. Over the past 5 years Sam’Gwan, has had several art exhibitions and installations within the community. Most notably her contributions to the Dalhousie University Architectural Building, The Nova Scotia QEII Mental Health Unit, and in 2017 when she placed bronze as Visual Artist of the Year, by the Halifax Coast. In 2019 she was invited to be a guest speaker at York University & The University of Miguel, for her work with the Proclaiming Our Roots, Archive Project. Passionate about empowering others, she is a regular collaborator with the Mi’kmaq friendship centre, and is known throughout the community for her commitment to seeing positive change.

This webinar is available to members of the Nova Scotia Career Development Association. 

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Date: Tuesday, October 17th, 2023

Time: 1: 00 pm- 3: 00 pm (ADT)

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  • Language: English


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