Making Connections!

The Community Research Incubator is coming up again this Monday (January 27, 2020, 3:00-4:30 PM, at the Fox and Fiddle). (More background here.)

Please look at the initial table discussion topics (below) and register to join us if you have interest or knowledge to share in these areas.

The landscape, challenges, and opportunities of affordable housing in London.

Discussion hosts:

Stephen Giustizia (
Chief Executive Officer, Housing Development Corporation

Abe Oudshoorn (
Assistant Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University

How do organizations define and conceptualize ‘health equity’ and how do they feel it ought to be pursued? What guidelines are organizations in London using as benchmarks for equity and diversity best practices?

Discussion host:

Tanaz Javan (
PhD candidate, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

Understanding the impact of affordable counselling services for residents living in the Argyle neighbourhood.

Discussion hosts:

Alida van Dijk (
Executive Director, Community Counselling Centre of London

Patricia Berendsen (
Clinical Director, Community Counselling Centre of London

Stephanie Woo (
Therapist, Community Counselling Centre of London

Volunteer activities which can build work-place/professional skills to aid in getting work after age 55 years of age.

Discussion host:

Linda Simpson
Member, Age Friendly London Network

ATN’s Live Grow Connect program (soft skills development for persons with disabilities, including developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum) seeks input and feedback.

Discussion host:

Vito Mendonca (
Manager of Community Partnerships, ATN Access for Persons with Disabilities Inc.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday.

CRHESI Events for November 2018

Mark your calendars for upcoming public events that CRHESI is hosting at Innovation Works this November

Community Update & Reception
Thu, 8 November 2018
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – The Commons (First Floor)


Join us for an enlivening, fast-paced evening of five-minute ‘lightning talks’ about equity and inclusion work in London — and an informal meet-and-greet reception. Community members, students, faculty, and everyone interested in equity and inclusion in London are welcome to attend.

Inclusive Work & Play (A Lunch & Learn)

Fri, 9 November 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – RBC Vault (First Floor)


Community Engaged Learning students Leah Bleecker and Priya Gulyani will share findings based on recent environmental scans exploring the responsiveness of employers and sports leagues in London towards individuals with disabilities.

You are invited… CRHESI Community Update & Reception 2018

Please mark your calendars and RSVP…

CRHESI Community Update & Reception

November 8, 2018 @ 4:00-5:00 PM (Innovation Works, ‘The Commons’ Main Floor)

RSVP here:

Join us for an invigorating evening of fast-paced ‘lightning talks’ as researchers and practitioners in London share their work and knowledge.

The CRHESI Community Update & Reception is an annual knowledge sharing forum for learning about initiatives and research projects focused on equity and inclusion. A brief overview and podcast of last year’s event is also available.

Research Coordinator position available

CRHESI is hiring a research coordinator for our current Partnership Development grant. To view full details on the opportunity, and apply, go here. Search for Job ID: 13701 Research Coordinator.
Role Description
The Research Coordinator is integral to the Mobilizing Narratives for Policy and Social Change project, a three-year project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Partnership Development Grant. The Research Coordinator will work closely with the Principal Investigator to achieve the goals of the project.
– Coordinating the activities among the research project teams
– Facilitating conference calls and face-to-face meetings, including the preparation of agendas and minutes of team meetings
– Liaise with all team partner organizations (government, nonprofit organizations), academic and community researchers
– Prepare drafts of interim reports and papers
– Organize all think tank meetings
– Maintain a centralized system of project records
– Other duties as required
Faculty/Unit: Faculty  of Health Sciences
Department: Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Employee Group: Non Union
Appointment Type: Contract
Appointment Status: Temporary Part-Time
Start Date 2018/07/03
End Date 2019/06/28
Hours per Week 8.00 to 10.00
Hourly Rate $29.00 to $32.00
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
–   Masters degree in a social or health science discipline
–   Community based experiences in advocacy and mobilizing individuals for action related to issues of: poverty & inequality; discrimination, violence, and marginalization; working conditions and employment security; and/or legacies of colonialism and contemporary realities
–   Experience developing and coordinating research/educational programs
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
–   In-depth knowledge of the nonprofit sector in London and area
–   Excellent understanding of political processes and social change
–   Excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to complete detailed analytics and reports
–   Demonstrated ability to apply creativity, innovation and resourcefulness to daily work
–   Strong attention to detail and proofreading abilities with an excellent command of the English language
–   Ability to analyze and synthesize sizable amounts of detail/data
–   Strong record of teamwork with the motivation and ability to work independently with little supervision
–   Advanced computer skills including spreadsheet design, work processing and database management
–   Knowledge of and ability to manage social media platforms, communication and engagement strategies
–   Influential interpersonal skills that build positive and strong relationships
–   Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple conflicting priorities in a fast- paced environment with frequent interruptions
–   Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines
Why Western?
Western offers a broad and exciting variety of part-time and temporary employment opportunities with ample room for job exploration and growth.  Within our beautiful campus, you are part of a progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance including access to our state-of-the-art recreation centre.  Apply for an opportunity to be part of the Western community and contribute to its success!
Applying at Western
To ensure that your application is given full consideration, please complete all relevant sections of the application.  In addition, you can choose to supplement your application with a cover letter and current resume.
Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, experience, and qualifications.  Applicants should have oral communication skills in English.
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.
Please Note:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.

Life as a Refugee Conference 2018

You are invited to participate in the 2018 10th Annual Life as a Refugee ConferenceAll Are Welcome Here’ to be held on Wednesday June 20th from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (registration from 8:00 AM) to celebrate World Refugee Day. This event is organized by The London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, in partnership with Western Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations, the London Public Library, Pillar Nonprofit Network, South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre, London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership,

To register please see: or contact Dalia Elbargisy at or by phone at 519-432-1133 ext. 226