Agenda

Day One: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

10:00 EST

15 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

10:15 EST

45 min
Karen Craggs-Milne

Focus on the Plus: Intersecting Identities

Karen Craggs-Milne, Global Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Intersectionality Expert

“When Black women face discrimination it isn’t just one factor, it can come from all directions”

“Intersectionality is the framework to describe the phenomenon of being impacted and oppressed by multiple sources, but only treated for one.”

“It’s a framework to understand the complex and overlapping layers of inequities that face [individuals]such as gender, race, physical ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality and socio-economic status.”

(Globe and Mail)

  • What is intersectionality?
  • Original use of the term
  • Importance of the concept
  • Examples to learn from

11:00 EST

45 min
Karen Craggs-Milne
Panel Discussion

Intersecting identities Panel Discussion

Moderator: Karen Craggs-Milne, Global Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Intersectionality Expert

Odelia Bay, Doctorate Student, Osgoode Hall Law School

Sandi Bell, President, Empowword Inc.

Serisha Iyar, Executive Director, Leading in Colour

  • Insights from plus communities impacted by policies, legislation, regulation, projects and other initiatives
  • How different communities are impacted in different ways
  • Examples where local, provincial or federal governments have developed policy without input from diverse communities
  • Questions that policy makers should be asking of those with intersecting identities and how those questions should be asked

11:45 EST

45 min

Covid 19 Policy Response and GBA PLUS: How Are We Doing?

Anuradha Dugal, Vice President, Community Initiative, Canadian Women's Foundation

  • Gendered experience of coronavirus
  • Unpaid and paid work
  • The gender gap and precarious nature of jobs
  • The link to gender -based violence
  • Heightened risk of violence with isolation measures
  • Service impacts
  • Women on the front line
  • Economic impact
  • Risk factors and pandemic triggers
  • Services for violence prevention and intervention

12:30 EST

60 min

Break

13:30 EST

45 min
Sarah Viehbeck

GBA+ Across Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Sarah Viehbeck, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, Research Programs - Strategy, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

  • GBA+ in CIHR -Funded Research
    • Research design, methods, analysis and interpretation, dissemination of findings
    • Taking impact of outcomes on diverse groups into consideration
    • Initial focus on sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA) in Research Action Plan
  • GBA+ in CIHR Funding system
  • GBA+ in the workplace

14:15 EST

45 min
Colin Druhan

GBA+ Considerations for 2SLGBTQIA+ Communities

Colin Druhan, Executive Director, Pride at Work Canada

  • Areas where individuals consistently experience challenges
  • How to identify and address data gaps
  • Nuances of consultation – what methods work better than others for the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community?
  • What happens when 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals are not considered in developing policy?
  • Broad benefits of inclusion in policy and program development

15:00 EST

15 min

Break

16:00 EST

End of Day One

Day Two: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

10:00 EST

15 min

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

11:45 EST

45 min
Marlene Poitras

Insights on the Impact of Racism on First Nations Women

Marlene Poitras, Regional Chief of Alberta, Assembly of First Nations

Cindy Woodhouse, Regional Chief of Manitoba, Assembly of First Nations

  • Areas where individuals experience challenges
  • Problematic policies and programs – questions that were not asked
  • Assumptions that should not be made
  • How to identify and address data gaps
  • Nuances of consultation – what methods work better than others for First Nations Women
  • Broad benefits of inclusion in policy and program development

12:30 EST

60 min

Break

13:30 EST

45 min

Pay Equity

  • Pay equity as a tool for economic recovery
  • Pay Equity as a tool for achieving diversity and equity
  • Pay equity issues for women with intersectional backgrounds, with a focus on gender identity issues
  • What you will have to do to comply with the new legislation

15:00 EST

15 min

Break

16:00 EST

End of Day Two