The purpose of this report is to: Highlight the progress being made towards the year one recommendations outlined in London for All thus far; and, Provide an update on the next steps to develop an implementation body that will coordinate the implementation of the recommendations in London for All: A Roadmap to End Poverty.
The City of London has announced the development of a Community Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. Londoners are invited to get involved: “The City is seeking volunteers who will create the strategy, and engage the broader community in conversations about making London more diverse and inclusive.” Read the full statement on london.ca.
Has political correctness gone too far? That was the question for debate before a packed house at the Wolf Performance Hall on Monday, October 17, 2016. The concept and language of ‘political correctness’ have interesting ramifications, especially when examined from a lens of social inclusion. This event served as a unique opportunity to ‘take the pulse’ of the community on the issue. Watch the video of the debate and read a follow-up reflection by CRHESI co-coordinator James Shelley, which further explores ‘political correctness’ as a subject of public discourse.
February 15-17, 2017, London ON, Convention Centre
This conference will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners working with children and adolescents to prevent and address relationship violence and mental health challenges. These fields of practice have evolved through different disciplines and services systems and often exist in separate silos. The purpose of this conference is to break down the silos through a recognition that there are overlapping issues with common health promotion, prevention, early identification and intervention strategies. The essential breakthrough in this field is happening in school-based programs and integrated curriculum that fosters partnerships with parents, students and community professionals.
The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness annual conference is occurring in London right now (Wednesday through Friday). As part of the conference we are facilitating a networking reception for faculty, students, and post-docs on Wednesday evening.
With CRHESI as a sponsor for this event, we would like to extend an invitation to any of our members who are interested in the area of homelessness to attend, even if you are not attending the conference.
The reception is tonight, Wednesday, November 2, at 6:30pm-8:30pm, at the beautifully renovated historic London Round House. Free finger foods provided by Blackfriars Cafe. There will also be a cash bar. This is an opportunity to network with other academics and partners, including students, doing work across Canada in this sector.
We look forward to having you join us, and would appreciate an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.