Diverse Voices for Change Workshop

Date: Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Women from immigrant, racialized and Indigenous communities are invited to participate in a FREE two-day, hands-on workshop focused on giving you the tools and experiences needed to engage with City government and/or run for political office in the future. Participants will gain an understanding of how to bring their views forward to City Council, how to participate in City of London Advisory Committees, Boards and Commissions, what it takes to run for political office, and how women can support one another in running political campaigns.

These workshops are a partnership between Women & Politics, City of London, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and City for All Women Initiative (CAWI).

More details and registration.

From Refugee to Londoner

This coming June 20th 9 am to 4 pm, the Life as a Refugee conference will be held at GoodWill Industries in London. “From Refugee to Londoner” will focus on local solutions to unexpected challenges, prejudice and discrimination, and refugee contributions to our community.

Please register for the event here.

Homes4Women Evaluation Resources

Homes4Women London is a two year pilot project to provide housing for women in London who are experiencing homelessness.

Homes4Women is funded by the London Community Foundation. The program delivery partners are Women’s Community House, Canadian Mental Health Association – Middlesex: My Sister’s Place, and the Healthzone Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic. Program evaluation funded by Women’s Community College: Women’s Xchange.

Extended knowledge translation support for this project is provided by the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion. Watch some brief evaluation video snippets and browse an interactive photovoice installation here: crhesi.ca/videos/homes4women/

Through a series of concurrent research initiatives and evaluation analysis, this pilot project yielded meaningful knowledge for better understanding and addressing the barriers that women specifically face in accessing adequate housing. The project also raised important issues for implementing Housing First strategy with a gendered lens.

Why High School Graduation Rates Aren’t the Whole Story

Everyone with an interest in looking at secondary education with an equity and inclusion lens is invited to join CRHESI coordinator James Shelley in conversation with Matt Ross (founder of the London Youth Advisory Council) at the London Public Library on Monday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m.

Matt Ross (@mattasross) was data lead on a 2016 research project to understand London’s high school graduation rates. He joins us to talk about the complexity and nuance of understanding graduation rates, and what the research has taught him about the challenges and opportunities facing students today. The research suggests that using graduation rates as a sole parameter for educational success fails to capture important dimensions of why the system doesn’t work for some students.

See website for full event details. This event is hosted in collaboration with the Central Conversations series at the London Public Library.

2017 Calendar Checkup

We hope your 2017 is off to a great start so far. We also just wanted to make sure that you had the opportunity to check-in with your calendar about some upcoming events in London…

The People’s Forum on Mental Health & Mental Illness (Northeast Community Conversations, Labour Relations Committee of United Way of London Middlesex) Saturday, February 4, 2017

Canadian Conference on Promoting Healthy Relationships for Youth (Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Centre for School Mental Health) Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Growing Families Symposium (Sexual Assault Centre London, London InterCommunity Health Centre, Middlesex-London Health Unit, Family Service Thames Valley) Saturday, March 4, 2017

Organizing Equality (Faculty of Information and Media Studies) Friday-Sunday, March 24-26, 2017

(Let us know if we are missing anything!)