Positive Disruption: Anti-Racist Leadership

This is an invitation to continue the journey together of learning and unlearning on topics of antiracism, inclusion, and reconciliation.

In this session, we will deepen our understanding of the realities of racism and inequity within Canada. There will be a closer look, as well, at the demographics and history in our Province. Our speaker, Allison Needham, will share strategies and the experience of leading this work in Ontario’s largest Catholic hospital. The session will include time to discuss ways to disrupt bias and engage in active critical allyship to lead and support social change.

Allison Needham

As a speaker, facilitator and consultant, Allison helps individuals and organizations to better understand equity, anti-racism, and belonging. She guides her clients through the transition from awareness and acceptance to commitment and action.

For the last 15 years Allison has worked as champion for change in research, policy, healthcare, and in the community. She has supported and built strategies to address inequities, build diversity and create places of belonging.

Allison does this work because she’s deeply invested in helping to create spaces where everyone matters and has a fair chance at reaching their fullest potential. None of this is possible without addressing racism, inequity and exclusion.

Allison is trained in psychology and human behaviour, change management, and by her lived experience as a Black woman who has spent her lifetime braving very inequitable spaces and making change. Her superpower is Human Connection and her leading value is Love.

This is a hybrid event: you can attend virtually OR in person.

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Apr 18 2024


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


No charge


Réseau Compassion Network Gathering Space
101-156 Marion Street


Réseau Compassion Network