DEI Task Group Meeting Highlights for November 23, 2021

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Group was established to assist the College in moving forward on its commitment to increase diversity, equity and inclusion – a key priority in the College’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. Task Group member Carrie McEachran, Public Member, read a Territorial Land Acknowledgement and provided reflections on her own learning and experiences with respect to Reconciliation and the land.Chair Sanjay Govindaraj, RSW welcomed the Task Group members to the meeting.Task Group member…

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DEI Task Group Meeting Highlights – October 28, 2021

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Group was established to assist the College in moving forward on its commitment to increase diversity, equity and inclusion – a key priority in the College’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. Task Group member Charlene Crews, RSSW, read a Territorial Land Acknowledgement and provided reflections on her own experience, learnings and practices with respect to Reconciliation and DEI work.Co-Chair Brian Seng-Low, RSSW welcomed the Task Group members to the meeting, indicating that…

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DEI Task Group Meeting Highlights for September 15, 2021

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Group was established to assist the College in moving forward on its commitment to increase diversity, equity and inclusion – a key priority in the College’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. Non-Council Co-Chair Brian Seng-Low, RSSW read a Territorial Land Acknowledgement.Co-Chairs Sanjay Govindaraj, RSW and Brian Seng-Low, RSSW welcomed the Task Group members to the meeting.Task Group member Sandra Southwind set the intention for the meeting.The minutes from the August 17, 2021…

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DEI Task Group Meeting Highlights for August 17, 2021

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Group was established to assist the College in moving forward on its commitment to increase diversity, equity and inclusion – a key priority in the College’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. August 17, 2021 Council Co-Chair Sanjay Govindaraj, RSW read a Territorial Land Acknowledgement.Co-Chairs Sanjay Govindaraj, RSW and Brian Seng-Low, RSSW welcomed the Task Group members to the meeting.Task Group member Sandra Southwind set the intention for the meeting.The minutes…

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DEI Task Group Meeting Highlights – June 29, 2021

Council Co-Chair Sanjay Govindaraj, RSW, welcomed the Task Group members and led a round of introductions at which Task Group members shared some of their background, lived experiences and reasons for their interest in being part of the Task Group.Brian Seng-Low, RSSW, was selected by Task Group members as non-Council Co-Chair.The Registrar and CEO, Lise Betteridge, gave an overview of self-regulation, the legislative framework under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, governance and…

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Group – Update

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers has selected a  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Group to assist us in moving forward on our commitment to increase diversity, equity and inclusion – a key priority in the College’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. Selection process The Executive Committee faced an extremely difficult task in selecting five non-Council members of the College from among the 112 expressions of interest received. The Committee carefully reviewed…

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