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Wednesday, May 24 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cultural Diversity and Inclusion: Inspiring Inclusive Communities

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Many organizations across Atlantic Canada are seeing the value in learning more about different cultures. In 2016 alone, newcomers from more than 80 countries have made Atlantic Canada their home. Understanding different ways of communicating and different ways of thinking can inspire organizations to provide better service to their increasingly diverse clientele. This interactive presentation will demonstrate the need for immigration to Atlantic Canada and highlight the benefits of culturally diverse communities. Participants will examine the role of culture in their lives and will discover practical information for cultivating relationships and developing culturally competent service delivery. The presentation will explore cross-cultural communication, and showcase how including different points of view can create opportunities for growth and development. Participants will explore biases, particularly unconscious biases that we have – assumptions we sometimes unknowingly make about cultures we are unfamiliar with. The presentation will emphasize strengthening our mindfulness to make conscious decisions to include everyone. Participants will complete the session imagining what an equitable environment looks like.

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Kristel Fleuren-Hunter

Children’s Services Librarian, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
Children’s Services Librarian, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library


Lisa Dollar

Multicultural Educator
PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada

Wednesday May 24, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Richmond Room Rodd Charlottetown