Post-Event Summary – Collecting and Using Data for Collaborative and Equitable Change 

On June 3rd, 2022, CRHESI brought together community members, professionals, academic and community researchers and students to discuss key issues around collecting and using data for collaborative and equitable change in our community.

For a summary of the day’s events, and next steps click here

Collecting and Using Data for Collaborative and Equitable Change: Introduction (Wathen & Lizotte)

Call for Expressions of Interest


The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI) is an interdisciplinary, collaborative initiative led by the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University that provides a forum for research-enabled, synergistic and catalytic change for London and surrounding areas.

CRHESI’s research theme areas include: 1) Poverty and inequality; 2) Discrimination, violence and marginalization; 3) Working conditions/employment security; 4) Legacies of colonialism and contemporary realities; and 5) Health policy and services. Various theories and methodologies are used to examine questions of community and scholarly importance within and among these thematic areas.

The Centre is co-led by a community and academic co-director and supported by two part-time staff, with additional support from the Faculty of Health Sciences. Located at Innovation Works on Kind Street in Downtown London, CRHESI is comprised of over 250 community and university partners. For more information, see:

CRHESI’s Executive Committee

Comprised of the Community and Academic Co-Directors, and a balanced mix of Western University faculty representatives, community agency representatives, and Western University student(s)/emerging researcher(s) appointed to 2 or 3-year terms, the Executive Committee sets operational priorities, provides oversight for strategic planning, and problem-solves as issues arise; further, it provides advice and support regarding: project activity development and implementation; fostering new research collaborations; community-university relationship development; assessing and monitoring the allocation of resources.

The Committee meets quarterly, generally at Innovation Works, with additional activities conducted via CRHESI events, projects or email consultations, as needed. Pre-meeting packages are sent approximately one week in advance. Terms of Reference are available on request.

This position is uncompensated, though expenses to attend meetings are covered.

For more information about current members, see:

Academic Member Eligibility

Academic Executive Committee members are those with continuing faculty (tenure or non-tenure track) appointments in any Western University Faculty or School. Members should have interest and expertise in one or more of the CRHESI theme areas as demonstrated through relevant funding, publication and/or knowledge mobilization activities.

Expressions of Interest

To indicate interest in joining CRHESI’s Executive Committee as an Academic representative, please send a 250-word document outlining your relevant experiences and expertise, and what you would hope to contribute to CRHESI’s work and a more equitable and inclusive London community, along with a current CV, to by July 31, 2022.

These expressions of interest will be reviewed by CRHESI to assess fit to our mandate and our current committee composition and needs. A meeting with top candidates will be requested, and a final decision is anticipated in September 2022, with the person attending their first meeting in November 2022.

Imagine Canada – Data Benchmarking

The Equity Benchmarking Project seeks input on a project being undertaken by a group of organizations interested in advancing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the nonprofit sector.  The information gathered through this project will be used for action-oriented awareness and capacity-building activities across the sector. You can read more about the project and see the list of participating organizations here.

Would you be interested in participating in a 90-minute facilitated discussion where you can share your insights and experiences and hear the insights and experiences of others? There are two sessions to choose from: 

Session 01 – Friday, June 10 – 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

People from equity-seeking groups who are Board Members or sector employees.

Join Zoom Meeting –

Meeting ID: 842 7905 2662

Session 02 – Monday, June 13 – 4:00 to 5:30 pm ET

People who are Board members or sector employees who are engaged in JEDI.

Join Zoom Meeting –

 Meeting ID: 851 5947 7649


  • Sessions will be held online. A link will be sent to registered participants.
  • Sessions will be facilitated by professional facilitators Lena Phillips and Roselyne Douge-Charles.
  • The facilitators commit to creating a brave space for the conversation. 
  • Participants will receive a $150 honorarium.
  • Any identifying information will remain confidential.
  • Psychosocial support from a BIPOC practitioner will be available to participants.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns to

Our London Family

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There are many events happening in the London community to honour the Afzaal family and for continuing community healing.

All Londoners are welcome to attend the events.

Please visit the full events listing

Of the many events, these events require registration:

June 7, 2022
Anti-Islamophobia Workshop for All
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Civic Garden Complex at 625 Springbank Drive


Workshop details:
The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, Islamic Social Services Association and King’s University College, School of Social Work will be hosting an open conversation and full-day workshop about Islam and Muslims entitled “Islamophobia: Recognize, Resist, Respond.” All are welcome to attend this event, which includes a halal lunch, refreshments and parking.

June 8, 2022
Anti-Islamophobia Workshop for those in the Social Services field
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m

Anti-Islamophobia Workshop for for Educators
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm

Workshop details:
The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, Islamic Social Services Association and King’s University College, School of Social Work will be hosting a sector-specific Anti-Islamophobia Workshop. Registration will be required for this event.

Event registration is still open! Join CRHESI June 3rd: Collecting and Using Data for Collaborative and Equitable Change

The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI) will host an interactive discussion on Collecting and Using Data for Collaborative and Equitable Change. 

  • Have you been thinking about how to better understand who you are – and are not – reaching? 
  • Are you wondering about what you need to change to more effectively reach those who need to support the most? 
  • Have you wondered about the role of sociodemographic data collection, including race-based data, to increase inclusivity and help you do better?

Join us for a hybrid event on Friday, June 3rd, from 1 PM to 4 PM at Innovation Works 201 King Street, London, ON Or Virtual via Zoom.

Please register before 25th Wednesday, May 2022, by clicking below;

Please Join Us

for an interactive discussion and to begin planning for action!

(Please note that all participants who wish to come in person or participate online must be pre-registered)

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