The series is made up of the following webinars:
Registration is available for individual sessions or you may register for the entire series.
- Diversity and Inclusion Bootcamp: Thursday, September 10 and Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 1:30 PM–3:30 PM
- History of Racism and Colonialism in Canada: Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 1:30 PM–3:30 PM
- Race and Racism in the Canadian Workplace: Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 1:30 PM–3:30 PM
- The Intersections of Race and Other Identities: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 1:30 PM–3:30 PM
- How to be an Ally to Racialized People: Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 1:30 PM–3:30 PM
Manager, Learning, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Neil Sainani is currently the Manager, Learning, at CCDI and is excited about his role as learning and development, and diversity and inclusion are his biggest passions. Neil has always been passionate about diversity and inclusion and has been advocating for his friends and community for as long as he can remember.
Neil has spent the last nine years working in diversity and inclusion working with incredible initiatives and programs that tremendously impacted people and communities nationally.
Over the last 17 years, Neil has worked in a wide variety of roles within the financial industry including sales, talent acquisition, learning and development, and team leadership. The reason Neil has joined CCDI is due to the fact that the cross-sectionality of his role includes D&I and learning and development.
In Neil’s spare time he spends time with his wife, 13-year-old daughter, and their 2-year-old golden retriever (Piper Pickles). He also teaches a stress management breathing technique through an international non-profit.
Director, Learning, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Roselle Gonsalves is an immigrant settler to Canada, and comes to the CCDI with over 10 years of teaching experience, in a variety of different sectors, and in a diversity of formats including small group workshops and large classes. She is well-versed in curriculum and instructional design, and has spent the last few years in roles dedicated to the design and delivery of EDI programming, most recently in the post-secondary sector. Roselle has a deep appreciation for diversity in its many splendid forms: from religio-cultural expressions to variations in styles of learning.
After completing a masters degree at the University of Toronto in Sexual Diversity Studies and Religious Studies, Roselle earned a PhD at the University of Calgary in the study of transnational immigrant identity, Canadian multiculturalism, and intersectionality. Roselle approaches her work with a sense of humour, and a reflexive, intersectional, anti-oppression, anti-racism framework to allow for more inclusive ways of understanding the world. She believes passionately in equitable access to support and resources. In her spare time, Roselle is a novice curler, loves travel, and enjoys a good true crime podcast!