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Presentations & webinars

This page features AUMA webinars and presentations from AUMA-hosted conferences and workshops, which are categorized by topic.

Come Together Alberta Conference 2018

May 15 Hate Hurts – Renee Vaugeois, Alberta Hate Crimes Committee

May 15 Intercultural Competency Training - City of Edmonton

May 16 Opening Keynote – Derek Cook’s speaking notes

May 16 Municipal Leadership in Inclusion Panel – Bill Elliot’s speaking notes

May 16 Gender-Based Analysis Plus Workshop – Alberta Status of Women

May 16 Looking Internally: Are You a Diverse and Inclusive Employer? – Tymmarah Sheculski

May 17 Overcoming Apathy and Resistance – Ricardo Morales, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

May 17 Promising Practices by Municipal Governments – Caitlin Downie, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

May 17 Promising Practices by Municipal Governments – Melissa Engdahl, Town of Cochrane 

May 17 Promising Practices by Municipal Governments – Libin Joseph, City of Brooks

May 17 Promising Practices by Community Organizations #1: Outreach – Kristy Harcourt, Pride Centre of Edmonton

May 17 Promising Practices by Community Organizations #1: Outreach – Oliver Kamau, Edmonton Immigrant Services Association

May 17 Working With Your Business Community – Doug Piquette, Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council

May 17 Working With Your Business Community – Meagan Reid, Bow Valley Immigration Partnership

May 17 Promising Practices by Community Organizations #2: Creating Inclusive Built Environments – Irene Martin-Lindsay, Alberta Seniors Communities and Housing Association

May 17 Promising Practices by Community Organizations #2: Creating Inclusive Built Environments – Armand Mercier, Habitat for Humanity

May 17 Promising Practices by Community Organizations #2: Creating Inclusive Built Environments – Maureen Murphy-Black, Voice of Albertans with Disabilities

May 17 The Power of Storytelling – Kathleen Waxer, Municipality of Jasper

May 17 The Power of Storytelling – Tammy Forbes, Women Building Futures

May 17 Tools, Tools, and More Tools – Darren Reedy, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

May 17 Tools, Tools, and More Tools – Cam Stewart, Alberta Human Rights Commission

General diversity

17 Characteristics of a Welcoming and Inclusive Community -- Jeny Mathews-Thusoo
Jeny Mathews-Thusoo from the City of Calgary presents at the 2014 Come Together Alberta Conference.

Community Inclusion grant projects - Presentations by 13 municipalities at the 2017 Municipal Inclusion Symposium
Creating Welcoming Spaces - Lesley Winfield from the Olds Municipal Library presents at the 2011 Come Together Alberta Conference. View the PowerPoint slides.

Using a framework to create a more inclusive community
An AUMA webinar (2016) featuring speakers from the City of Edmonton and the City of Red Deer on how to use a strategic framework to guide inclusion work.

What is Gender Based Analysis+ (GBA+)
An AUMA webinar (2016) featuring Alberta’s Ministry of Status of Women to explain GBA+. 

Ability

Disability Awareness Training: Enhancing Knowledge about People with Disabilities -- Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
The Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities presents at the 2014 Come Together Alberta Conference.

From Disability to Ability: Working with Municipalities to make them More Accessible -- Mieke de Groot
Mieke de Groot from the Canadian Paraplegic Association presents at the 2014 Come Together Alberta Conference.

Faith

What is Islamophobia and how to counter it
An AUMA webinar (2018) on how to counter Islamophobia, which features Nakita Valerio of the Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council and Irfan Chaudhry of MacEwan University's Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity.
 
Inter-cultural relations

Sarah Apedaile from the NorQuest Centre for Excellence in Intercultural Communication presents at the 2011 Come Together Alberta Conference. View the PowerPoint slides.

Ashima Sumaru from the Centre for Race and Culture presents at the 2011 Come Together Alberta Conference. View the PowerPoint slides.

Annie McKitrick with Strathcona County presents at the 2011 Come Together Alberta Conference. View the PowerPoint slides.

Karen Fong with the Vancouver Dialogues Project presents at the 2011 Come Together Alberta Conference. View the PowerPoint slides.

LGBTQ+

How to Support Transgender Employees
An AUMA webinar (2017) that featured presentations from the Alberta Human Rights Commission on the legal aspects of accommodation of gender identity and gender expression and the City of Red Deer spoke about its approach to support an employee during their process of transitioning. Available in video or PowerPoint

Newcomers

Understanding the refugee experience
An AUMA webinar (2017) that breaks down the myths of refugees and highlights the challenges that refugees face through resettlement. The presentation features the Centre for Race and Culture and the Multi-Cultural Health Brokers Cooperative.

Calgary Local Immigration Partnership: Emerging Priorities -- Jeny Mathews-Thusoo
Jeny Mathews-Thusoo from the City of Calgary presents at the 2014 Come Together Alberta Conference. 

Settlement and Integration Services in Alberta -- Fariborz Birjandian
Fariborz Birjandian from the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies presents at the 2014 Come Together Alberta conference.

Demystifying Immigration: Immigration and Temporary Foreign Workers Processes
An AUMA webinar (2014) featuring the Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour.

Hiring and Retaining Immigrant Employees
An AUMA Good Municipal Practices in Immigration webinar (2012) featuring the City of Hamilton and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Supporting Newcomer Community Engagement
An AUMA Good Municipal Practices in Immigration webinar (2011) featuring Zenev & Associates Diversity and Equity Consultants, Immigrant Sector Council of Calgary, Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.