CRI September 24, 2019 Archive
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2:58 PM5Nurturing research and collaboration on dis/ability and inclusive physical activity in London and region
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Opportunities for working with Western students to advance community initiatives and programming through Community Engaged Learning.
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2:59 PM7Barriers to Disabilities at St Joseph's and Western
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3:00 PM7Assistive Technology Services (ATN) program services for individuals with disabilities
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3:00 PM2What guides are other organizations in London using as benchmarks for equity and diversity best practices?
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3:02 PM6Let’s talk about how the structures and context of academic research have defined research collaborations
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3:03 PM7Assistive Technology services working on new project of adaptive cooking club (community based program)
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3:03 PM3How do organizations define and conceptualize ‘health equity’ and how do they feel it ought to be pursued
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3:04 PM2We're interested in how to integrate equity and diversity into our organizations. This is a how-to table!
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3:05 PM6Let’s talk about how the structures and context of academic research have defined research collaborations.
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3:07 PM2Who has any ideas for how you actually begin to address equity and diversity within your organization?
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Nourshing abilities coooking club (by ATN) looks at helping those with disabilities with nutrition, budgeting, and cooking skills
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3:07 PM2Too often it feels like a platitude. Beyond saying "of course we respect that" --- how do you make it a reality?
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Helping those with disabilities who are highly educated (even post-doc) have troubles with job barriers (especially with job requirements)
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3:08 PM2One way is to look within: who are you employing? Who are you serving?
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3:08 PM7ATN helps to remove barriers for those with disabilities
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3:09 PM6The best outcomes for capacity builders come from being engaged with the project from the beginning.
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3:09 PM6Reciprocal relationships are important.
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Something I'd love to see in London is salary grids --- in NY it is illegal to ask someone how much you made at your last job.
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3:09 PM2This would promote "equal pay for equal work".
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3:10 PM7ATN been in the community for over 30 years and helping with initiatives.
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3:10 PM5Accessible gym space in London open to those with disabilities
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Organizations & institutions need to buy into equitable practices. City of London invested in creating a strategy for diversity & inclusion
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From HR practices: there are so many facets. Make sure staff have the education and resources needed to understand "equity" ...
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3:12 PM2... and its components: trauma and violence informed care, indigenous services, cultural humility.
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3:13 PM2When we are planning programs we are identifying priority populations, engaging them in the planning.
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3:14 PM5What other services are available in London for those with disabilities looking to be physically active?
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3:14 PM6Dedicated role for research is a luxury in many non-profits.
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3:14 PM7ATN is going through rebranding, but there is opportunities with adaptive cooking
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What if you are a small non-profit? When we are trying to get our heads around this, it feels like we're drowning. What is the bare minimum?
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What if you are a small non-profit? When we are trying to get our heads around this, it feels like we're drowning. What is the bare minimum?
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3:15 PM2If you do nothing else, do this:
-equitable pay practices become POLICY!
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3:16 PM5Making gyms more accessible for those with disabilities
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3:16 PM7ATN has a programs where youth can earn while they learn
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3:17 PM2-Hone in on education and increase people's understanding
-U of Alberta has a Indigenous Cultural Safety training.
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3:17 PM6Timing mismatch will always exist cross-sector. The key is to build long-term authentic relationships.
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3:17 PM7ATN wants to get their adaptive program underway and getting it concrete. Has potential sponsorships.
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3:18 PM3What does health equity means in different contexts?
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3:19 PM2-National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health (NCCDH.ca)
-EQUIP (www.equiphealthcare.ca)
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3:19 PM5Hutton house offers an accessible gym that is open to all individuals with disabilities.
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3:19 PM2-Small organizations lack time! We need that knowledge synthesized and curated to make sure it works for us!
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3:20 PM7Assistive Technology Services has programs for youth such as the YES program that helps youth learn new skills.
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-The Health Unit would be happy to send a staff person to talk about what we've done, what we found helpful, challenges that we faced.
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3:21 PM6Although there is often common interest and goals align, there are structural barriers.
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-Small orgs need support in creating discussion, an action plan. Even to start the education with foundational terms etc.
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3:21 PM7Large chunk of London is small agencies doing different things
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3:21 PM5Gym accessibility for those with obesity
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3:22 PM7London has changed alot in 12 years with more needs appearing
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-Create a guidance tool for organizations when they are building their mission statement --- highlighting the guiding values of HE & I
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3:22 PM6Starting with a grant application is the wrong way to build a relationship.
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-Even the simple act of putting the item of Health Equity and Inclusion in your agenda. What works? What have we learned? What's coming up?
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3:23 PM3What could be a good discharge plan from the ER?
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3:24 PM2-We need an aggregated page where organizations can go for a choice of resources. www.crhesi.ca?
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Alot of people who access ATN are across the board (youth, disabilities, living alone) so its a very diverse group of individuals.
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3:24 PM5The barriers that exist that make those with disabilities or obesity experience limitations in gym settings
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3:25 PM7Alot of layers when it comes to diversity and accommodating to different needs
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3:25 PM5New YMCA’s are making more accessible gym spaces
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3:25 PM2Pillar has a diversity and inclusion community of practice. A very organic discussion in our community.
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Considering graduate student involvement with municipal housing issues and engagement: evidence-based approach to community housing?
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3:25 PM7Alot of learning difficulties relates to mental health
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3:26 PM3Fair is not equal and equal is not fair.
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3:26 PM7ATN helps with developing learning strengths in individuals
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3:26 PM5Accessible yoga classes for those with disabilities
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3:26 PM1CityStudio projects involve students with projects aligned with City of London's goal
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-The London-Middlesex Health Providers Alliance did a diversity workshop. HEIA tools are available in the Ministry of Health website.
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3:28 PM5How do you adapt yoga classes for those with limitations?
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3:28 PM2-Implementation challenges include time and, especially, the lack of support from above.
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Western's experiential learning programs offer a broad range of opportunities for involving students - varying durations and scale
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ATN is a small nonprofit helping to find opportunities for those with disabilities and currently looking for more fundraising streams
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-We found that the HEIA tool can become prescriptive. We took the approach of trying to embed the HE lens into each of our planning process
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3:30 PM7ATN has programs for those with barriers to working
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3:30 PM6Find value in projects. Celebrate successes together to avoid burnout.
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3:30 PM6Find value in projects. Celebrate successes together to avoid burnout.
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3:30 PM5Fitness facilitator at Hutton House offers fitness classes for those with disabilities.
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3:30 PM7Help with improving quality of life with people feeling disengaged in the communtiy and building soft skills
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Adaptive cooking could help those in wheelchairs not to burn themselves and help use special tools for those with a phobia of sharp items
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3:31 PM6Building relationships in advance gives fruit for years.
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3:32 PM2-If you're looking at particular populations, look at the whole lifecycle of involvement with the client.
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3:32 PM6Trust allows you to deal with structural issues and tight timelines.
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3:32 PM1Community Engaged Learning courses are flexible in term lengths and timing, and academic departments
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3:32 PM7Help with healthy eating in those with disabilities
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3:33 PM5Research looking at physical activity being more difficult for those with disabilities.
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3:33 PM7ATN can help those with any disabilities by knocking down those barriers
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Leadership buy in is important. Equity needs to be board-driven for many initiatives to survive. But some initiatives can be staff driven.
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Leadership buy in is important. Equity needs to be board-driven for many initiatives to survive. But some initiatives can be staff driven.
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3:33 PM6Is there value in an embedded researcher?
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3:34 PM7Helping people build on skills and feel empowered
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-HEIA tools are most effective when attached to a story. Champions from within the organization can be helpful in creating and sharing it.
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3:34 PM5Special olympics is about performance banding
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3:34 PM7Helping cilents with employment experience and adaptive kitchen
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3:35 PM7Community based sponsorship and have face to face applications with clients
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3:35 PM5Paralympics is very high profile
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3:35 PM7London has a drive right now with food insecurity, health eating and poverty
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3:35 PM2In funding applications, we are asked to demonstrate how we hire youth based on diversity and equity best practices.
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3:36 PM7Fundraising cook offs at sunfest and using old east village grocer to provide more exposure
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Some ways to do that:
-Consider where you post
-Include young people to help you create the job description and interview
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3:37 PM5How do we develop grassroots better?
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