Month: April 2021

Building inclusion through awareness and advocacy

I’m known for my better together philosophy – building collaborations and partnerships to create social change. This approach has connected me with many like-minded people, including Julie Kumar, a local advocate for diversity and inclusion. Kumar moved to Barrie from India to attend Georgian College in 2006, moved to Toronto, and then relocated to work …

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To build inclusion and end exclusion we must speak up Mandana Iraji for Michele Newton 1 April 2021

To build inclusion and end exclusion, we must speak up

Listening with true empathy to people’s stories, triumphs and struggles, can change us. We learn that people’s experiences actually are very different from our own. We learn that being different and unique is a strength. We begin to reflect on what we can do differently to make our community more inclusive. Through my work, I …

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