Policy through an Inclusion Lens

Course Description

Policies guide the day-to-day activities and decision-making of an organization, and are important tools to further your goals of inclusion. Conducting a policy review is a good way to determine if policies are missing or may need to be adapted in the quest for creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace.

This workshop is designed for staff who are responsible for writing and reviewing policies within the organization. We will provide an opportunity for participants to begin reviewing some of their own organizational policies through an inclusion lens to assess strengths and gaps in policy. The facilitators will support participants in developing an organizational inclusion policy if one does not already exist.

About the facilitators

Roxanne Felix-Mah: Roxanne has more than seventeen years of experience working in equity and inclusion in the fields of health promotion, community-based research, evaluation, settlement, and anti-racism in the private, public and non-profit sectors. These diverse experiences serve as a backdrop for her work in community capacity building, community development and mentorship.

Ashima Sumaru-Jurf: Ashima has facilitated, coordinated and managed programs related to immigration and migration, intercultural competency, anti-racism, literacy, adult education, and organizational effectiveness in the not-for-profit and government sectors. She has worked with communities and organizations throughout Alberta to build inclusive and equitable spaces and to help find strengths-based solutions to the challenges we face.

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone working in the not-for-profit/community-serving sector
  • Anyone interested in working through an inclusion/equity lens