Narrative Mobilization to Address Social Issues (Friday, September 16, 9am)

If you collect stories at the community or academic level, and if you have used this type of knowledge to change policy or programs in London, let’s talk!

We are hosting a workshop to investigate effective practices and strategies for narrative mobilization. A number of CRHESI members are developing an application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council pertaining to the use of narratives, and we would love to hear your stories about how you have used narratives in your work. This is also a space to chat about potential avenues for further partnership.

Friday, September 16, 9:00am – 11:00am
Innovation Works, 1st Floor, 201 King Street, London, Ontario

Please direct RSVP and questions to


Meet CRHESI: Yasmin Hussain

Yasmin Hussain is Violence Prevention Coordinator at the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration. In her role, Yasmin coordinates Reclaim Honour, a community-based violence prevention project grounded in youth participatory action. Reclaim Honour actively engages Muslim young women and men in co-creating and leading creative strategies that serve to invite Muslim communities in dialogue and action on issues of gender-based and family violence. Yasmin has extensive experience in community development and youth participatory action. She has coordinated various projects at different organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of London, Sexual Assault Centre London, and Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children. These projects created opportunities for young people to address social inequalities and lead change in their communities. Yasmin strongly believes in strengths-based and participatory models of community development and social action, as such strategies expand the space of who participates in the development of solutions to issues impacting communities.

Attention: Graduate Students (September 23, 5:00pm)

Graduate students: come join us for a relaxed and low-key evening to learn about the many exciting opportunities for plugging into the CRHESI ecosystem.

Friday, September 23, 5:00pm | RSVP to
@ Innovation Works, 2nd Floor, 201 King Street, London, Ontario

Refreshments provided. Also, please join us after the session at Olive R. Twists (Covent Garden Market) to chat further and network informally.

Responding to Family Violence in the Context of Migration (Video Learning Resource)

This video captures some of the key themes and questions emerging from the June 29, 2016, forum, Responding to Family Violence in the Context of Migration. The forum was co-presented by the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, and the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children.

We are pleased to share this video in hopes of generating a wider discussion and deeper understanding of this issue in our community. Watch now.

London’s Community Forum on Racism (Saturday, September 17)

The London Diversity and Race Relations Advisory Committee, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, is hosting a Community Forum on Racism on Saturday, September 17, 2016. CRHESI is honoured to be supporting this initiative, along with the Canadian Labour Congress.

The event is a half-day forum and community conversation exploring the effects of racism in our city. This event will include a panel discussion as well as an opportunity for facilitated conversations on how we can all identify racism, interrupt it, and create actions for a more inclusive city.


Chief Leslee White-Eye, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
Leroy Hibbert, LUSO Community Services
Saleha Khan, Community Leader and Activist
Lorraine McNeil, Fanshawe College

Saturday, 17 September 2016 from 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM
South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre – 1119 Jalna Boulevard, London, ON N6E 3B3