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2020 CAPDHHE National Conference / Colloque national ACPDHMES 2020

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Sheridan College, Hazel McCallion Campus

4226 Duke of York Boulevard

Mississauga, ON L5B 0G5


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The Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education (CAPDHHE) presents:


“Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Seeds of Possibility in a Changing Landscape”

Dates: Monday to Wednesday, April 20 to 22, 2020

Location: Sheridan College, HMC Campus, Mississauga, ON

Website: http://capdhhe.ca

Hotel Accomodation Options:

  1. Delta Hotel: 3670 Hurontario Street Mississauga, Ontario L5B 1P3 (conference rate by March 17)
  2. Holiday Inn: 100 Britannia Road East, Mississauga, Ontario L4Z2G1 (conference rate by March 4)

Keynote Speakers:

Waneek Horn-Miller will open the pre-conference on April 20, 2020 with a keynote address on Indigenous Partnerships, followed by a panel discussion on Partnerships between Educational Institutions and Indigenous Communities. The pre-conference will close off with an evening reception. Please save the date and stay tuned for details!

Lawrence Hill will open the main conference on April 21 with a keynote address. Lawrence Hill is a writer whose novels and works of non-fiction have been widely read in Canada, translated into many languages and published around the world. He is a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph.

The manuscript for his new children’s novel, Beatrice and Croc Harry, is with his publisher. He is the author of ten books, including The Illegal, The Book of Negroes and Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada.

He is the winner of The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His books have won CBC Radio’s Canada Reads twice, and the French equivalent on Radio Canada’s Le Combat des Livres. Hill delivered the 2013 Massey Lectures, based on his non-fiction book Blood: The Stuff of Life. He co-wrote the adaptation for the six-part television miniseries The Book of Negroes, which won 11 Canadian Screen Awards as well as the NAACP Image Award for outstanding writing for television. He served as chair of the jury of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize. He has been a volunteer with Book Clubs for Inmates as well as a long-time supporter of the Black Loyalist Heritage Society of Nova Scotia. For more than forty hears, he has been a volunteer with Crossroads International – a non-profit group working with local groups to support community and economic development for girls and women in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, he designed and taught an undergraduate memoir-writing course through the Walls to Bridges program at the Grand Valley Institution for Women, a federal penitentiary in Kitchener, Ontario. The course included equal numbers of incarcerated women and traditionally registered university students.

Lawrence Hill is the son of the late human rights activists Daniel and Donna Hill, who co-founded the Ontario Black History Society and who each wrote books about Black history in Canada. For The Globe and Mail in June, 2018, Lawrence wrote “Act of Love,” a long, intimate essay about his mother’s life and about her medically assisted death in Switzerland. The essay contributed to an ongoing national dialogue about medically assisted dying in Canada. Lawrence’s grandfather and father each served as African-Americans in the American Army in the First and Second World Wars, respectively. Currently, he is writing a novel about the African-American soldiers who helped build the Alaska Highway in northern BC and Yukon in 1942-43. He has been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, and is a Member of the Order of Canada.

He lives in Hamilton, ON and in Woody Point, NL.

The main conference on April 21 & 22, 2020 will feature the identified panels below, as well as an awards night celebration, and a theatrical musical performance, "Truth and Illusion".

Conference Panels:

  • Partnerships Between Indigenous Communities and Educational Institutions
  • Building Institutional Capacity for EDI in Research: NSERC Dimensions Pilot Participants Panel Discussion
  • Student Panel showcasing student perspectives and initiatives from Ethnocultural Support Service
  • Responding to Anti-black Racism in School Boards
  • Fireside Chat with Canada's PSE Senior Equity Leaders
  • Legal Panel: Human Rights Case Law and its Implications for Post-Secondary Institutions
  • Investigations Panel

Hosted in Toronto, CAPDHHE 2020 will welcome presenters and delegates from different regions, languages, and social locations across the country to give voice to the changing climate of equity work throughout the country and beyond.

All full-price Conference registration fees include a one-year individual membership in CAPDHHE!

Registration by invoice and cheque is available by contacting sonya.nigam@gmail.com. Payment by credit card can only be done through Eventbrite.

Substitution Policy

Registered members may transfer their registration to another person. CAPDHHE will not transfer any fee or payment of balances.

Cancellation and Substitution Policy

CAPDHHE shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event a conference session is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: fire, labour strike, extreme weather or other emergency. CAPDHHE reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised keynote speakers and/or sessions if necessary without any liability. Any changes will be updated on the CAPDHHE web page as soon as possible.

L'association canadienne pour la prévention de la discrimination et du harcèlement en milieu d'enseignement supérieur (ACPDHMES)


« L’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion: nouvelles directions dans un paysage en mutation »

Dates: Du lundi 20 avril au mercredi 22 avril 2020

Lieu: Sheridan College, HMC Campus, Mississauga, Ontario

Le 20 avril 2020 est une journée pré-conférence qui intéressera les membres de l’ACPDHMES avec un atelier sur les partenariats autochtones et l’Académie et une soirée avec un conférencier invité. Réservez la date et restez à l’écoute pour plus de détails!

Les 21 et 22 avril 2020 sont consacrés à la conférence principale et se concentreront sur les défis du travail en matière de droits de la personne et d'équité dans le secteur postsecondaire.

Thèmes du colloque:

L'équité et l’inclusion

  • Initiatives de décolonisation, de lutte contre le racisme et de lutte contre la discrimination
  • Racisme anti-noir
  • Biais implicite
  • Navigation dans la dynamique des groupes d’affinité et / ou des groupes de soutien par les pairs
  • Liberté d'expression et droit de manifester pacifiquement
  • Micro-agressions
  • Les données statistiques en matière d'équité
  • L’équité en matière d'emploi
  • « Rappel » / « Annuler la culture » des médias sociaux
  • Mise en place de communautés sécuritaires et inclusives pour les personnes transgenres ou transsexuelles

La pratique et soin de soi

  • Législations en matière de droits de la personne et obligation de prendre des mesures d'adaptation - questions d'actualité
  • Les mesures d’adaptation de l’école au travail
  • Processus de plainte
  • Résolution de conflits
  • Politiques et programmes de prévention de la violence sexuelle
  • Développement de carrière dans le secteur de l’équité et de l’inclusion
  • De la survie au succès : stratégies durables pour soin de soi
  • Biblio-thérapie

Choix d'hôtels :

  1. Delta Hotel
  2. Holiday Inn

Le Colloque ACPDHMES 2020 accueillera des conférenciers et des délégués de différentes régions, langues et lieux sociaux pour faire entendre la voix du climat changeant de l'équité dans tout le pays et au-delà.

Tous les frais d'inscription au plein tarif pour le colloque comprennent une adhésion d'un an à L'ACPDHMES.

Politique De Remplacement

Les membres inscrits peuvent transférer leur inscription à une autre personne. L’ACPDHMES ne transfèrera aucuns frais ni aucun solde de paiement.

Politique D’annulation Et De Remplacement

L’ACPDHMES n’assume aucune responsabilité en cas d’annulation, de déplacement ou de report d’un atelier du congrès en raison d’un événement fortuit, imprévisible ou de tout autre événement qui rendrait la présentation de cette conférence irréalisable, illégale ou impossible. Aux fins de l’application de cette disposition, un événement fortuit peut comprendre ce qui suit, sans toutefois s’y limiter : incendie, grève d’employés, conditions météorologiques extrêmes ou toute autre urgence. L’ACPDHMES se réserve le droit de modifier les conférencières principales ou les ateliers annoncés au besoin sans engager sa responsabilité. Toute modification sera publiée sur la page Web de l’ACPDHMES le plus rapidement possible.


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