Event Calendar

Upcoming learning opportunities related to health equity and social inclusion:

Inaugural Forum on Population Health Equity (October 18-19, 2016; Boston, MA)
“The 2016 Forum on Population Health Equity will focus on innovative, community-based, public health practice.”

Health Equity in Action Professional Learning Event (October 18-19, 2016; Toronto, ON)
“Sharing Leading Practices; Business Intelligence Reporting Tool For Quality Improvement; Population Needs-Based Planning; Health Equity Charter; Health Equity Impact Assessment Tool and more”

National Conference on Ending Homelessness (November 2-4, 2016; London, ON)
“The National Conference on Ending Homelessness arms policy makers, funders, researchers, advocates, community leaders and front line workers with the inspiration, information, tools and training they need to end homelessness.”

OPHA Fall Forum: Health For All – Closing the Health Equity Divide (November 8, 2016; Toronto, ON)
“Vibrant health should be achievable by all. Yet, this is not true for far too many Ontarians who may be unfairly and unjustly disadvantaged due to their income, education, race, or other markers of social status. At this year’s Forum, you will join leaders and professionals from across the health system to explore how together we can effectively address these health inequities and pursue a vision of health for all Ontarians.”

Long Range (Looking to 2017)A conference for policy makers, youth advocates, educators, mental health, youth justice and social service professionals involved in the prevention of relationship violence and promotion of youth well-being in families, schools and communities.

Canadian Conference on Promoting Healthy Relationships for Youth (February 15-17, 2017; London, ON)
“A conference for policy makers, youth advocates, educators, mental health, youth justice and social service professionals involved in the prevention of relationship violence and promotion of youth well-being in families, schools and communities.”

Organizing Equality (March 24-26, 2017; London, ON)
“Organizing Equality is a major international conference hosted by members of the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at Western University, and will take place at Museum London between the 24th and 26th of March 2017.”
Submission deadline: August 1, 2016

Gender Summit (Nov 6-8, 2017; Montreal, QC)
“Close to 600 advocates of gender equality policy from science, innovation and development fields will participate in the Gender Summit North America 2017, to be held in Montréal, Canada.”

Are we missing something from this list? Let us know!

Investigating the term, ‘People with lived experience’

CRHESI co-coordinator James Shelley explores the term ‘People with lived experience’ through a critical lens in a recent blog post about the evolution of attitudes and nomenclature:

Then it struck me, the term ‘people with lived experience’ only changes semantics, not attitudes and assumptions. Whether you say people experience homelessness or are homeless, the fundamental question is what you presume and presuppose about the concept of homelessness itself. Psychologically speaking, the influence of our syntax is quite limited here: rejigging the subject and predicate of a sentence does not somehow automatically override the feelings and beliefs we have internalized about the nature of homelessness. Even though the new term grammatically reframes homelessness as a condition instead of an identity, it nonetheless continues to carry the assumptions, biases, and stigmas of its speakers and hearers.

Read the entire article here.

Do you have some food for thought, or a reflection, analysis, or critique you would like to share with the CRHESI community? Email us at info[at]crhesi.ca and let us know.

Organizing Equality

Organizing Equality is a major international conference hosted by members of the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at Western University, and will take place at Museum London between the 24th and 26th of March 2017. This conference will bring academics, artists and activists together from around the globe to address inequality and to develop new forms of knowing, thinking and acting together to guide future struggles.

Call for Papers
Proposals for papers and sessions should be limited to 250 words. The deadline for the submission of abstracts for 20-minute presentations is August 1 2016. Please include with your paper or session proposal, your name, e-mail address, institutional or group affiliation, and a short CV or biography. Abstracts should be e-mailed to the organizing committee at: organizingequality@uwo.ca.
Travel bursaries are available for participants from the global south. Please indicate in your submission if you would like to be considered for financial assistance.

Conference website: http://organizingequality.com

Faculty of Health Sciences International Scholar-in-Residence Lecture

Join us for the Faculty of Health Sciences International Scholar-in-Residence Lecture

Towards Inclusive Societies: Contributions of an Occupational Perspective

Clare Hocking, PhD, Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)

July 7, 2016, Health Sciences Building – Room 236

Social justice relates to receiving a fair share of society’s wealth, having opportunities to access culturally important occupations, and the potential for equitable outcomes. In this presentation, Professor Hocking draws together ideas from the work of Young, Sen and Nussbaum, to discuss the occupations societies have reason to value and the assistance that ought to be made available to promote social justice. For more information, click here.

Understanding & Responding to Family Violence in the Context of Migration

Join us on June 29, 2016. The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, the CRHESI, and the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children invite you to a community of practice conversation regarding the challenges and opportunities in work to end domestic violence in the context of migration. This free forum will provide:

  1.  A comprehensive description of current policy & evidence contexts.
  2.  Fresh discussion of approaches to responding to family violence in our newcomer communities.
  3.  Increased sense of community engagement, including a clear vision of the community of practice and their distinct/shared areas of work.

The day will consider macro- and micro-level questions and contexts, including evidence & research needs, and policy perspectives in the field. International and national perspectives will include an overview of gendered migration and immigrant family integration. Please register here.