Analyzing the Language of Cultural Responsiveness

CRHESI is hosting a workshop on the language and frameworks of cultural responsiveness. ‘Cultural competency,’ ‘cultural humility,’ and ‘cultural safety,’ among others, are terms increasingly deployed by organizations and institutions to guide policy, protocol, and training decisions. What can sometimes get lost in the jargon are the distinctive theoretical differences in these various models of cultural responsiveness.

In this workshop, we’ll unpack and analyze these terms. Community Engaged Learning students from studies in political science and international relations will share an overview of the theoretical differences between these models. This workshop considers the potential strengths and weakness of each framework, and the light that these ‘competing’ theories shed on one another’s ‘blindspots,’ assumptions, and biases.

Tue, 2 April 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ Innovation Works

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Mapping the CRHESI Ecosystem — We need your help!

Meet Jefern, Adam, Sydney, Amn, Yashasavi, and Fan. Under the supervision of the Centre’s coordinators, this team of Community Engaged Learning medical sciences students will be mapping the CRHESI ecosystem over the course of the semester. The deliverable for this project is a dynamic, interactive map of the network, which will help us identify new collaborations, unrealized strengths, and gaps for strategic prioritization.

Please make sure the data points we have on file for you are up-to-date, especially prioritizing the ‘keywords’ to reflect your current areas of interest, expertise, and research.

Weekly Radar now keeps an eye on funding opportunities

In our ongoing effort to foster new, meaningful research collaborations, the Weekly Radar email now features a ‘Grants Radar’ section, that overviews upcoming funding opportunities relevant to the work of the Centre.

The new ‘Grants Radar’ is now included alongside recently initiated ‘Events Radar,’ which provides a weekly updated list of conferences, webinar, and other events of interest to members of CRHESI.

As always, when you come across an funding or event opportunity to share with the CRHESI ecosystem, you can easily submit it anytime or email us at

We are committed to sharing a weekly communique that is truly helpful, informative, and constructive. If you have any suggestions or feedback for us towards this end, please do not hesitate to let us know.

And, lastly, please remember that you are welcome to invite your colleagues and associates to subscribe to CRHESI communications and/or join our membership.

Welcome to Our New Community Co-Director

The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion is thrilled to announce the appointment of Heather Lokko as our new Community Co-Director.

Heather Lokko is the Chief Nursing Officer and the Director of Healthy Start at Middlesex-London Health Unit. Heather joins Helene Berman (Academic Co-Director) in providing vision, direction, and oversight to the operations of the Centre.

The CRHESI community once again wishes to acknowledge and thank Steve Goodine for his commitment and leadership in the role of Community Co-Director for the past three years. (And we congratulate him on his retirement!)