Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly one-third of all Canadian adults were providing unpaid care to a family member or friend, with women spending 3 times as many hours doing unpaid care and domestic work. Now more than ever, it is important to recognize the importance of strong human resources policies and practices that incorporate a gender lens as COVID-19 continues to disrupt work-life balances.
This webinar recording provides a primer on HR/GE policies and the impact of COVID-19, then delves into concrete solutions and tools for staff, managers and HR departments that highlight the benefits of strong internal HR/GE policies.
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PART 1. WELCOME AND OVERVIEW
Alli Bunting, Manager of Programs and Operations, CanWaCH
PART 2. PRESENTATIONS
A. Merydth Holte-McKenzie, Senior Gender Advisor, World Vision Canada
B. Alli Bunting, Manager of Programs and Operations, CanWaCH
C. Juanita Gnanapragasam, Public Health Practitioner
PART 4. CLOSING REMARKS
- Fostering LGBTBQ+ Inclusivity in Digital Spaces
- Workplace Pandemic Plans: What Employers Should Know
- Coronavirus: A quick start guide to working from home
- Strategies for Chairing Gender Inclusive Meetings
- Nonprofits on the front lines of COVID-19
- Covid-19 Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resources
- Ted Talk – Are you biased? I am: This video highlights what unconscious biases are and how we can become aware of them.
- The Social Identity Wheel: This activity encourages participants to identify and reflect on aspects of their identity (like language or religion), how these aspects become visible or invisible based on context, and how these aspects of identity can impact the ways others perceive or treat them.
- The Community Tool Box: This link contains a multitude of resources to support community building. In particular, this section of the website contains valuable resources on how to create inclusive communities that honour the diversity of the members that reside within the space. The same principles can be applied to organizations or as a starting place for self-reflection.