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 halton equity diversity roundtable and
Milton community resource centre present


June 6, 2024 | Country Heritage park, Milton

The HEDR EDI Leadership Conference brings together industry leaders in driving thought-provoking and inspirational discussions on the theme of "Interconnectedness".  This event is co-hosted with Milton Community Resource Centre.

Date: June 6, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Country Heritage Park, Milton


Key Dates

Official Launch & Call for Presenters: Jan 30

Deadline for Abstract Submission: CLOSED

Notification of Abstract Acceptance: April 30


Registration Now Open


Why Attend
  • Gain knowledge and insight from leading experts on EDI

  • Be inspired by our keynotes and facilitators

  • Network with influential leaders in the industry

  • Influence and take part in seminal discussions on the establishment of sustainable EDI practices in the Halton Region

  • Gain company recognition through face-to-face interaction with business leaders


Colleagues from all disciplines with a connection to EDI are encouraged to attend, including the following professions:

  • Academics

  • Activists

  • Community Leaders

  • Community Orgs.

  • Funders

  • Government

  • Health Services

  • Immigrant Services

  • Media

  • Police Services

  • Policy Makers

  • Local Businesses

The Country Heritage Park

The Country Heritage Park (CHP) is located next to Highway 401 and the Niagara Escarpment in Milton, Ontario, Canada, and recreates rural life in the 19th century in Ontario. CHP has many purposes within our community - a huge one being its hard-working farm and a community within a community with partnerships like Food for Life and Grandmothers Voice. With their many historic buildings and picturesque Gambrel Barn CHP also hosts educational programs for children, a slew of events, weddings, and cultural community activities all through the year.

Address: 8560 Tremaine Rd, Milton



Create brand awareness for your organization by becoming a sponsorship partner with Halton Equity Diversity Roundtable. Align your business with Halton’s most respected diversity organization. Demonstrate your commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion and help us build a welcoming and inclusive Halton community where everyone wants to live, work, and play.


Conference sponsors see many great benefits, such as maximizing speaking opportunities, the promotion of the company brand and expertise through the Region, complimentary delegate registrations, and much more. There are many opportunities for sponsorship of the conference, each including exclusive sponsorship of a unique aspect of the event.

There are opportunities for sponsorship of this key gathering at Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver Levels. Each package includes exclusive sponsorship of a unique aspect of the conference (e.g., themed tracks, a social event, a workshop, the conference delegate bags, a lunch or coffee break, etc.).


In addition, each sponsorship package delivers other great benefits, such as maximizing speaking opportunities; the promotion of your company brand and expertise internationally (both in advance of the conference and at the event itself); complimentary delegate registrations; and much more.


As you prepare to share your work and motivation for bringing your peers together, please note HEDR’s philosophy on how we educate, share knowledge, and inspire attendees at the 2024 EDI Conference. We encourage you to design creative, interactive, and informative sessions. We seek solution-focused content encouraging participants to problem-solve and find practical applications to EDI issues.  Consider these interactive session ideas as you prepare to submit your presentation, session/forum, or workshop for the 2024 EDI Conference:

1. Host a “Talk Show”

2. Facilitate a Debate

3. Audience-Infused Panel Discussions with Polling Tools


There are three types of abstracts you can submit, including a session, forum, and workshops.



A 90-minute session concept delivered lecture-style from the podium.



A 90-minute concept designed for panel interaction and attendee engagement.



A 90-minute workshop delivered in an interactive format-providing a neutral forum for open discussion, focusing on specific topics relevant to EDI. Workshops encourage debate, sharing of diverse viewpoints, and delving into new ideas and solutions.



Please read the following instructions carefully; incorrect or incomplete abstracts will not be considered.


  1. All abstracts must be submitted online. The deadline for abstract submissions is March 31, 2024, 11:59 PM ET. This deadline will not be extended.

  2. Submitted abstracts must not overtly endorse or recommend a specific product or service.

  3. Proposed abstract title must reflect the abstract content accurately and concisely.

  4. Co-presenters are allowed.


Notification Date


Submitters will be notified of the status of each abstract by the end of April. Please note that HEDR has the right to request authors to revise abstracts.


Abstract Submission Tips and Tricks


  • Do not wait until the last day to submit an abstract. There is usually very high traffic on the website and you want to avoid the risk of any technical difficulties.

  • Do not use the “back” button during the submission process.

  • Be certain to click “Submit” at the end of the process for a confirmation of receipt. If you do not get confirmation of receipt, DIA did not receive your abstract.

  • Please review our submission site process document before logging in.


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