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Redefining and Revitalizing Multiculturalism
There are many laws, statutes and policies that have led to the current implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion principles in social work practice. What are they? How have they developed over the years? How have they been distorted to quell backlash against them? When we moved from multiculturalism to anti-racism to equity was it about sharing power or grabbing power? Have the victims of oppression become victimizers in some ways? These are some of the tough questions that will be addressed, as we explore the shift in recent years in one of the fundamental values for Canadian professionals, and how to ensure equity and safety for all clients and colleagues in our work.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $20.

Offered at a reduced rate thanks to support from Employment Ontario, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

OASW is committed to inclusion and promoting a diverse range of identities, experiences, perspectives, and voices across all areas of the Association. As such, the registration contains some optional questions that are intended to assist us to better understand our social work community and ensure that our work is reflective of the diverse membership of OASW and our profession.

Jan 31, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Karen R. Mock
Dr. Karen Mock, a well- known antiracist/anti-oppression educator and human rights consultant, will present this timely webinar, in the context of her program: From Multiculturalism to Anti-Racism to Equity – the Challenges of Putting Theory and Policy into Practice. Dr. Mock is an educational psychologist, former professor and researcher, as well as past Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and of the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada. Dr. Mock has been qualified by the Canadian Courts and Human Rights Tribunals as an expert on racism, discrimination, antisemitism, hate and hate group activity. She chaired the Hate Crimes Community Working Group for the Attorney General, and was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Education for the development and delivery of Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy.