Towards a Racially Just Workforce: Leadership and the Black Experience

Towards a Racially Just Workforce: Leadership and the Black Experience

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Virtual panel discussion in honour of Black History Month

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The City of Ottawa is committed to creating a workplace that breaks down barriers and promotes the ideals of equity and inclusion.

Every February, Canadians participate in Black History Month activities that honour and celebrate the legacy of Black Canadians and continue to address all forms of oppression, particularly anti-black racism.

In recognition of Black History Month, the City is hosting a panel discussion called Towards a Racially Just Workforce: Leadership and the Black Experience.

Join us to learn about the contributions and achievements of Black Canadian leaders and how we can move towards becoming a more equitable and inclusive workforce by drawing from their personal and professional experiences.

Date: Friday, February 26, 2021

Time: 10am to 12pm

Place: Virtual Teams

This discussion will feature leaders from across the city including:

• The Honourable Wanda Thomas Bernard, Senate of Canada

• Councillor Rawlson King, Councillor, Ward 13, Rideau-Rockcliffe

• Camille Williams-Taylor, Director of Education, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Opening remarks will be provided by Donna Gray General Manager CSSD, closing remarks by Suzanne Obiorah Director Gender and Race Equity, Indigenous Relations, Diversity and Inclusion Branch and the panel will be moderated by Stephanie Stewart, Program Manager, Equity Secretariat.

The panel is open to City employee including employees of OPH and OPL. Register for this virtual panel discussion via Eventbrite.

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