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Libro Community Hall

239 Bill Fleming Drive

Clinton, ON N0M 1L0

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Professional Development Workshop:

The Power of Unconscious Bias

Hosted by the Huron County Local Immigration Partnership, this workshop and networking event explores the power that unconscious bias has in shaping the experience of newcomers to a community.

Are there barriers to accessing services that we don’t see? Are we as welcoming as we could be?

Public service providers from all sectors and agencies are invited to join special guest speaker Dharshi Lacey, Director of Diversity & Governance at Pillar Nonprofit Network, to learn how to recognize and break down barriers that newcomers face in accessing community supports.

Participants will be provided with the latest research, settlement service information, and programs available locally to support newcomer clients in our region.

Improve the performance of your service or program by immersing yourself in the journey a newcomer takes to better understand and accommodate their needs!

What to Expect

The event will include opportunities to network and learn. Participants are encouraged to bring business cards and wear name tags associated with your agency. You will…

• Meet and connect with other service providers in the community;

• Learn about the full scope of settlement services and how they might serve your clients;

• Share experiences you have had within the community and discuss potential areas of collaboration;

• Be fully engaged in the process.

Lunch will be provided. Please identify any food allergies to the organizers in advance. Please register by February 26th so we can arrange catering.

About Our Special Guest Speaker

Dharshi Lacey is the Director of Diversity & Governance at Pillar Nonprofit Network. She is a Certified Inter-Cultural Competency Trainer and has worked as a Diversity Consultant assisting nonprofit boards to assess their organizations, cultural competency and develop action plans to develop more inclusive practices within their board recruitment, board policy, strategic planning and Executive Director accountabilities. Dharshi immigrated to Canada from Sri Lanka, and has over 20 years of experience working in the London community in the nonprofit sector. Dharshi holds a B.A. in Business and Economics.

Sponsored by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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