Organizing Equality: This Weekend at Museum London

This is just one final reminder that the Organizing Equality conference is happening this weekend at Museum London.

Please note: There will be a presentation about the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion presented by Helene Berman and Heather Lokko on Saturday (March 25) at 8:30am in the Lecture Theatre. Do come and join us.

See the full conference schedule for other terrific keynotes and learning opportunities over the course of the weekend. These sessions are free for all to attend. (Access to meals and refreshments over the weekend require a $15/day or $50/weekend registration.)

What is the Cost of Poverty in London?

Imagine if we actually knew how much poverty cost us in economic terms. What if we could take everything into account — from the cost of shelters, to the strain on the health care system, to the lost economic productivity due to people not working — and then calculated a number? Gerda Zonruiter suggests that developing a common metric for measuring the economic impact of poverty helps communities make better and more strategic decisions.

Gerda Zonruiter is a researcher and evaluation consultant assisting human and social services organizations make evidence-based decisions. Prior to working independently, she spent 15 years working as a social policy researcher for the City of London.

Child Health Symposium 2017

Bringing together clinicians, service leaders, researchers, educators and students from all disciplines to share knowledge, ideas, research and best practices for service delivery.

Friday, May 26, 2017
· 8:45 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.
· Western University
· Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building – Huron Drive
· Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

Learn more, submit a presentation proposal and register by visiting the symposium home page.

For more information, contact Nicole Chabot –

Presented by Western’s Faculty of Health Sciences and the Thames Valley Children’s Centre

This Monday: Javeed Sukhera on Trauma-Informed Thinking

We know evermore about the positive impacts of trauma-informed care in professional healthcare and social services. Now we are increasingly wondering, “What would a whole trauma-informed community look like?” To help us take some steps forward in our thinking, Javeed Sukhera (Professor at Schlich and Physician at LHSC) and James Shelley (CRHESI coordinator) are hosting a conversation at the London Public Library on Monday evening at 7pm to explore the question.

…the most common health problems, and the hardest to treat, lie at the blurry line between body and mind, where emotional scars from troubled pasts may surface as physical illness, pain and depression. (Hospital heals scars of war, inside and out)

We cannot see each other’s past experiences, but we are constantly learning more about the ways that past experiences influence our minds and bodies. In working with individuals arriving in London from Syria, Javeed Sukhera has recently had countless conversations with people who have endured refugee camps, witnessed violence or murder, lost their families, experienced torture, or faced sexual assault. He argues that to effectively help one another, we need to be acutely aware of how trauma affects human psychology and physiology.

Monday, March 20, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

London Public Library, Central
251 Dundas St

Drop in. No registration required. More details available here.

Javeed Sukhera (@javeedsukhera) is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. He is also the Senior Designate Physician Lead for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at London Health Sciences Centre.

Equity and Education Roundtable

Are you a researcher, teacher, service provider, or agency working at the intersection of equity and education? Please come and join us for a learning conversation with Jacqueline Specht (Director, Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education) and participate in informal community roundtable discussion.

The goal of this event is build bridges among individuals and organizations who are examining primary and secondary education through the lens of equity, inclusion, and diversity. All are welcome. No registration is required. Please forward to appropriate associates and members of your network.

Monday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.
London Public Library, Central (251 Dundas St)
Main Floor, Common Area

Hosted in partnership with the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion and London Public Library.