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Monday, January 24 • 14:15 - 15:15
How Do Workforce Development Practices Reinforce Systemic Anti-Black Racism and What Can We Do About It?

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What are the shifts in workforce development practices and policies that must take place to ensure we are advancing racial justice and addressing systemic anti-Black racism?
What does this mean to you as a practitioner? How do we build an equitable education system to prepare our Black youth for the Workforce Development field and create a safe environment to positively impact the workforce development experiences of Black communities? How do we develop an understanding of workforce development and the impact on Black Communities?

Learning Objectives:
  • We must strengthen equity and inclusion as part of our existing workforce development practices.
  • Exploring what accountability and transparency look like in terms of public and private sector workforce development efforts.
  • Share approaches and tools to reimagine your Workforce Development services and training with an equity lens, namely addressing anti-Black racism.

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Liban Abokor

Executive Director, Youth LEAPS
Liban Abokor is the Executive Director of Youth LEAPS, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving educational and employment outcomes for Black youth in Toronto. Liban is also a board member of the Samara Centre for Democracy's Shoot for Peace Board and a member of the City... Read More →
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Gladys Ahovi

Director Strategic Workforce Policy & Programs Branch, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development - Ontario
Gladys Ahovi is the Director of the Strategic Workforce Policy and Programs Branch in the Workforce Policy and Innovation Division at the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. She also developed and acted as the Executive Lead for the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity... Read More →
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Ingrid Wilson

Senior Director, Culture, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Walmart Canada
Ingrid Wilson is an accomplished senior executive with almost 30 years of experience in corporate human resources, board, inclusivity, and business strategy, with global organizational experience in a variety of industries. She also has extensive expertise and holds several certifications... Read More →

Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST