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!)

Growing Families Symposium – Support Request

Family Service Thames Valley, in partnership with a number of local agencies, is hosting an upcoming symposium:

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, in partnership with Sexual Assault Centre London, London InterCommunity Health Centre, and Middlesex-London Health Unit, Family Service Thames Valley is hosting a Growing Families Symposium on issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, 2-spirit, and queer (LGBT2Q+) families. The event will include speaker panels, roundtable discussions, networking opportunities, and a community lunch for both the LGBT2Q+ community and local service providers.

Our goal for this event is to develop a supportive network of LGBT2Q+ families and communities; create connections with local service providers; and learn and build knowledge capacities together in addressing issues affecting our families. This symposium is a chance to give back to the community and give LGBT2Q+ families the opportunity to network, learn, and to grow. Supporting this initiative helps us show the community that we value LGBT2Q+ families.

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring or supporting the forum, please consult this document.

WCH Women’s Xchange 15K Challenge

Women’s Xchange is offering $15,000 or more in one-time one year (non-renewable) grants to support research projects that address women’s health issues at the local level:

The $15K Challenge will award $15,000 to individuals in organizations working to advance the health of women and girls. Funding is available for one year, and organizations must be based in Ontario. From help on framing a research question to aid in communicating the results of your project to others, Women’s Xchange wants to support you. Women’s Xchange can help transform your ideas into research that will make an impact in the communities you serve. For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit our website http://womensxchange.ca/15k/ or e-mail info@womensxchange.ca

A Notice of Intent is needed to apply for funding, and must be submitted by January 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Application packages for the $15K Challenge are due February 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Video and Resources from London’s Community #RacismForum

What does racism look and feel like in London, Ontario? The Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, CRHESI, and the Canadian Labour Congress, hosted London’s Community Forum on Racism on September 17, 2016. The half-day event was attended by about 170 Londoners, and explored the effects of racism in our city. A panel discussion and facilitated conversations undertook to understand how we identify racism, interrupt it, and create actions for a more inclusive city.

To help support and broaden this conversation in our city, CRHESI produced this video re-cap of the morning. Summary documentation and follow-up discussion guides are provided as well.

Please note that the Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee is hosting a Twitter chat (#RacismForum) on Wednesday, December 14, at 2pm.