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Breaking Down Racism at Work: A Perspective of Canadian Workplaces

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Breaking Down Racism at Work: A Perspective of Canadian Workplaces
Breaking Down Racism at Work: A Perspective of Canadian Workplaces

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06 июн. 2024 г., 09:00 – 10:00

Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Rd, Milton, ON L9T 2X3, Canada


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In this panel, we're getting real about racism against Black people in Canadian workplaces. This panel delves into the pervasive issue of anti-Black racism within Canadian workplaces, exploring its intricate nature with the country's multicultural mosaic. While Canada prides

itself on its multicultural identity, the reality for Black individuals often diverges from this narrative, marked by systemic discrimination, whitewashing, and marginalization. Through a nuanced examination, the panel aims to uncover the complexities of anti-Black racism,

contextualizing it within the broader framework of Canadian multiculturalism and the definition of racism in broader understanding.

Drawing on both scholarly research and lived experiences, panellists will illustrate the ways in which anti-Black racism manifests in various organizational structures, hiring practices, and workplace dynamics. Moreover, they will dissect the subtle yet insidious mechanisms

of whitewashing, wherein Black identities are erased or diluted to conform to Eurocentric norms, perpetuating systemic inequalities.

Key discussion topics include the impact of multicultural policies on addressing anti-Black racism, challenges faced by Black professionals in navigating corporate environments, and strategies for fostering inclusive workplaces where Black voices are valued and respected. By offering practical takeaways and actionable insights, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how to recognize and combat anti-Black racism in their respective spheres of influence, contributing to creating more equitable and inclusive workplaces across Canada.

Panel Takeaways for attendees:

  • Recognizing and confronting unconscious biases in hiring and promotion processes.
  • Implementing diversity and inclusion training programs tailored to address anti-Black
  • racism.
  • Creating support networks and mentorship opportunities for Black professionals
  • within organizations.
  • Amplifying Black voices and perspectives in decision-making processes and
  • corporate culture.
  • Advocating for policy changes that prioritize equity and dismantle systemic barriers for Black individuals in the workplace.


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