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March 11th, 2021    
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Type

How can we, as communicators, foster reconciliation, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace?

About this Event

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) conversations and initiatives have increased dramatically in the past year through the Black Lives Matter movement and the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on marginalized communities. However, as Canadians, these conversations aren’t complete without Indigenous peoples’ perspectives. How can we actively welcome Indigenous world views into our ways of thinking, doing, and being in the workplace?

As professional communicators, we have incredible power and potential to influence meaningful cultural changes through words and actions across platforms. What better way to accomplish this than by listening to and understanding Indigenous voices?

This professional development event will include presentations and a panel discussion with Indigenous comms professionals on ways we can achieve truly actionable equity and inclusion for Indigenous and First Nations voices in communications, followed by a short Q&A session with the audience.

Event details

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Time: 5:30-7:00 PM, PST

Deadline to register: March 11, 3 PM

Zoom login details will be available the day before the event.

Your speakers

 The Communicator’s Role in Indigenous Equity, Diversity and Inclusion image

Nicole Taylor-Sterritt

Nicole Taylor-Sterritt is a mixed heritage woman with Gitxsan and European roots. She was born and raised on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territory in what is now known as Vancouver, BC. She began her career with the completion of the Culinary Management Diploma at Okanagan College, where she immersed herself in the food and wine culture of the Okanagan Valley. Although she was passionate about food and wine, she wanted to expand into more personally meaningful work. In 2018, Nicole co-founded and managed the Indigenous Women’s Leadership Summit (IWLS) while she completed her BBA in Marketing. She has utilized her education and experience to build and collaborate on numerous projects across the country and has been continuously inspired to learn and collaborate with Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. She’s known for fostering meaningful connections and credits her success to many positive, personal and industry relationships. Nicole recently completed the RavenSPEAK: Mastery program and is the Manager of Indigenous Events Protocol at Simon Fraser University.

More speaker details to come!