Ongoing Study: Local Employment Planning Council Labour Market Participation

Led by the Centre for Organizational Effectiveness, this research focuses on reasons for nonparticipation in the labour market, and strategies to encourage and support labour market engagement.  During the month of September we are conducting focus groups and interviews, as well have an online survey.

Help us promote and champion the study, helping us engage with people who are not working for pay or have recently experienced a job search. Please contact Gerda Zonruiter by email at, or by phone at 519-932-0535.

For more information about the Local Employment Planning Council, click here.

Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series – Join us September 21

Family Medicine at Western University will hold its second annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series this Sept. 21.

Dr. Marie-Dominique Beaulieu will speak on “The Perils of Proximity.” Dr. Beaulieu is Professor, Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, University of Montreal. Dr. Beaulieu is also a Research Associate at the Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre and Scientific Co-Director of the Montreal Research Centre on Social Inequality and Discrimination.

Opening remarks and the annual Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by a celebratory reception. Registration is now open –

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.