Meet CRHESI: Debbie Rudman

Debbie Laliberte Rudman is Associate Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University. Debbie carries out equity-oriented, collaborative research that works with marginalized collectives and community organizations to optimize opportunities for participation. Her work enhances understanding of how social, economic, gendered and other contextual factors lead to situations of inequity in relation to health, social inclusion, and occupation (the range of activities people need and want to do). Debbie’s research has examined social, health and occupational inequities in relation to: retirement and later life work; aging with disabilities; post-secondary education and First Nations youth; barriers to successful integration for immigrants; and precarious employment and long-term employment.  She aims to provoke awareness of inequities and highlight alternative ways stakeholders can re-shape contextual features — such as policies and institutional practices — to promote equity and social inclusion.

Lunchtime Talk: HIV is Not a Crime

The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, Community Legal Services at Western Law, and HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario are hosting a lunchtime talk with Ryan Peck to discuss practices, policies, and reform efforts pertaining to the criminal prosecution of HIV non-disclosure.

Date: Monday, February 13, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Innovation Works (201 King Street, London, ON)
Room: BMO Ideas Bank (Second Floor)
No cost. Please bring your own lunch.

An RSVP is requested if you plan to attend. Please download and share the event poster.

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.