Employment Barriers

Published on
March 23, 2022
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Did you know that there are learning opportunities all around us?

I’m a big believer in Inclusion Diversity Equity and Accessibility (IDEA). I also know that I can learn a lot from other people’s lived experiences.

There are many different ways to learn. I love reading, so I buy and read books and I follow many people on Twitter who have different lived experiences.

I also like meeting new people, and learning about them and their journeys. Even when it seems like on the surface, we are the same, we all experience life differently, and can learn from each other.

This week, I learned that the Native Women’s Association of Canada is holding a webinar called “Identifying and Removing Employment Barriers for Indigenous women, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people with disabilities” online between 13:00 and 15:00 on Thursday March 24, 2022.

Here's some more information about this event, as per the image above: the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) invites federally regulated employers to a webinar training session to learn to identify employment barriers in their workplaces.

Topics for discussion include:

  • Tangible Actions to create a culturally safe and accessible environment
  • Explore Insight from Research and Lived Experiences to understand the impacts of Indigenous identity, gender identity and disability on the needs of Indigenous women, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people in the workplace

While the target audience is federally regulated employers, the session is open to other interested parties. People like you and me, who want to learn more about how we can help create workplaces that are inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible.

Note that registration is limited to 38 people, if you're interested in this learning opportunity, register now!

To register for this session email workshops@nwac.ca

I’m excited to attend, I hope you join us.

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