DEI Task Group Meeting Highlights – July 14, 2022

  • Natasha Young, RSW, reflected on the land acknowledgement, as an Indigenous member of the Task Group.
  • Task Group member Sandra Southwind, RSW, set the intention for the meeting.
  • Co-chair Sanjay Govindaraj, RSW, welcomed Task Group members to the meeting.
  • The minutes from the May 9, 2022 meeting of the Task Group were reviewed.
  • The Task Group engaged in a debrief with guest Karen Mock on the facilitated discussion on anti-Semitism held at the May 9, 2022 meeting.
  • The Task Group reviewed the draft Equity and Inclusion Data Policy, which will be going to Council for approval in principle in September.
  • The Task Group reviewed recommendations 16 and 18 from the Governance Report, at the request of the Governance Committee.
  • Sandra Southwind, RSW, closed the meeting with a smudging ceremony to purify the mind, spirit and physical surroundings.