Staff

Join the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Unit (EDI-RO) on a global taste adventure! On March 20 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, all Staff and Faculty are invited to our office in EC5 for a Warm Welcome Open House. Immerse yourself in flavours from around the world with an array of drinks. From Laban Ayran from Turkey, Sorrel from West Africa, Mango Lassi from India, ginger beer and different flavoured coffees and teas from around the world, there is something for everyone’s taste. 

On May 9th and 10th, 2024, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University will be hosting the 2024 Inter-Institutional Forum of the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education. 

On January 18, the Princess Twin Cinema became the stage for an interactive screening of Stephen King’s 'Carrie,' marking a unique approach to sparking conversations around menstruation and challenging societal taboos. The event was hosted by the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti Racism, the Women’s Centre and Changing the Flow, and was a captivating intersection of horror cinema and societal discourse. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Pride at Work Webinar: Navigating Episodic Disabilities in the Workplace

An increasing number of individuals in Canada, totaling over 2 million in recent estimates, live with ongoing episodic disabilities. These disabilities, ranging from long-COVID and multiple sclerosis to lupus, arthritis, cancer, HIV, diabetes, and mental health conditions, present unique challenges and opportunities for inclusion in the workplace. In this webinar, the Pride at Work Canada team will share findings from recent research in partnership with Realize that unveil some of the nuanced aspects of episodic disabilities for 2SLGBTQIA+ people and their impact on employment, income security, social inclusion, and access to care. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights that will reshape your approach to accessibility and inclusion in the workplace.

Welcome to an open Q&A session diving into Queerness and Allyship within the workplace. Join us for an interactive discussion where our team will address questions related to allyship in professional settings, focusing on creating inclusive and supportive workplaces for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. The session begins with a 10-minute introduction, followed by an audience-driven Q&A segment exploring various aspects of allyship, its objectives, and best practices within work environments.

Non-binary employees and jobseekers are often left out of narratives of gender inclusion in the workplace. This member workshop will address the unique experiences of non-binary employees and jobseekers and what needs to change for their full participation. Utilizing case studies, this practical workshop will provide solutions for cultivating belonging for your non-binary employees and non-binary jobseekers. We will also showcase data from our Transitioning Employers: A survey of policies and practices for trans inclusive workplaces regarding the solutions that employers could pursue to make a fully gender inclusive workplace.

Discover how to put digital safety into action. We’ll explore the importance of creating a robust safety plan and preparing for the upcoming Online Hate Training Module by ODLAN. Find out how to empower your organization to navigate online spaces securely and effectively.

  1. Creating a Safety Plan
  2. Cybersecurity and Online Hate Training
  3. Announce the upcoming Online Hate Training Module by ODLAN for organizations, set to be released in June, and emphasize its value for all organizations serving 2SLGBTQIA+ people
  4. Closing Remarks and Next Steps

Uncover the key findings from The Internet Isn’t All Rainbow Report by ODLAN, focusing on digital safety and online threats facing the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Learn practical strategies for safeguarding your online presence, from social media safety to developing comprehensive safety plans. Gain a deeper understanding of cybersecurity and its role in enhancing digital safety.

  1. Introduction and The Internet Isn’t All Rainbow Report Insights
  2. Strategies for Digital Safety
  3. Q&A and Audience Engagement