This 1.5 hour PRO BONO edutainment program on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) features as a case study the Hot Docs original short documentary entitled “Lessons Injustice” followed by a discussion about anti-racism measures and cultural competency in the professional workplace featuring a cross-disciplinary panel of lawyers, medical and health care professionals, and business professionals. This engaging program has been developed for all professionals interested in better understanding the challenges faced by racialized individuals in Canada and improve their intercultural competencies to address issues of systemic racism in the professional workplace.
Anti-racism and cultural competency for the professional workplace
Lawyers, Accountants and other professionals
1.5 hour (EDI Professionalism)
This engaging program on equality, diversity and inclusion will appeal to all professionals interested in better understanding the challenges faced by racialized individuals in Canada and improving their intercultural competencies to address issues of systemic racism in the professional workplace.
You will first watch a case study featuring the Hot Docs original short documentary film Lessons Injustice from the Hot Docs series In The Name of All Canadians. Lawyer Danardo Jones sets out on a car ride with his teenage son, hoping to teach him how to drive but also have a conversation about navigating racism in society, a difficult conversation that some parents fear and others are unaware of. As a lawyer, Jones is well aware that the law and Charter can do little to protect his son against racism and discrimination. He reflects on how he can prepare his son to face the reality of being a black youth in Canada.
The documentary film is followed by a post-screening discussion about anti-racism measures and cultural competency in the professional workplace featuring a cross-disciplinary panel of lawyers, medical and health care professionals, and business professionals.
In order to receive your certificate of completion, you will have to complete a self-assessment test based on the topics discussed in the film and post-screening discussion.
- Understand the human consequences of unconscious bias against racialized professionals
- Improve awareness about challenges faced by racialized licensees in the workplace
- Acquire intercultural and anti-racism competencies to address issues of systemic racism in the professional workplace
- Learn best practices for workplace
diversity and inclusion
CPD / CPE ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
This program is an accredited and/or eligible learning activity for lawyers in Canada.
ONTARIO: This program contains 1.5 hours of EDI Professionalism Content accredited by the Law Society of Ontario.
ALBERTA: For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.
BRITISH COLOMBIA: This program is accredited and is listed in the Law Society of British Colombia portal.
BARREAU DU QUÉBEC: This program is eligible towards substantive CPD requirements.
MANITOBA: This program includes a test and is an interactive online program eligible towards CPD requirements.
NEW BRUNSWICK: This program includes a quiz component and is an online interactive program that may qualify for CPD Credit Hours.
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR This program is an interactive online course which is an eligible CLE activity.
PRINCE-EDWARD ISLAND: This program qualifies for Continuing Professional Development Hours.
SASKATCHEWAN: This program is a 1.5 hours Professionalism (“Ethics Hours”) CPD activity which is pending approval by the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
OTHER CANADIAN LAW SOCITIES: This program may be an eligible CPD activity for lawyers in other Canadian provinces and territories.
OTHER PROFESSIONALS / FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS: This program may be an eligible CPE/CPD activity for other professionals in Canada and in foreign jurisdictions. It is recommended that you visit your professional organization’s website to ensure participation in this activity will fulfill your CPD requirements.
A program developed in partnership with
Dr. Ewurabena Simpson
Assistant Professor and Hematologist/Oncologist, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Dr. Simpson joined the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in 2012. She received her medical degree from McGill University in 2005. She completed her general pediatrics training and hematology/oncology fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. During her fellowship training, she also completed a Master’s in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Simpson is an active member of the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario.
Law Student and Former National President for the Black Law Students' Association of Canada (BLSA)
Danielle attends the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Her commitment to the community has led her to immerse herself in various legal clinics and community outreach organizations such as ACORN. Danielle was the 2018-2019 National President for the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada (BLSA) and was the 2017-2018 National Conference Chair in her 2L year.
CPA, Partner, Forensic Services, PwC Canada
As the National Leader of PwC’s Forensic Services practice, Lori-Ann Beausoleil has oversight of e-discovery, investigations, data, disputes, anti-bribery and corruption, compliance reviews and corporate intelligence service offerings at PwC Canada. She is also involved with the development and execution of the Consulting and Deals Real Estate strategy. She has been leading initiatives to promote a business culture that values all differences as PwC Canada’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Lori-Ann holds a BComm from the University of Toronto.
Professor, Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa
Professor Jackman specializes in the area of constitutional law, with a particular focus on issues relating to women and other marginalized groups. She has held various positions within the law school including Vice-Dean of the French Common Law Program, and Shirley E. Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession. She publishes primarily in the areas of socio-economic rights, equality, and the Canadian Charter.
Lawyer and Adjunct Professor of Law
Alexander Ikejiani is Counsel at the Department of Justice Canada in Ottawa and adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by Law Society of Ontario. He is an active Board Member of the Canadian Black Lawyers Association (CBLA), Ottawa Chapter.
Lawyer, Human Rights and Labour Law
A respected practitioner with Jewitt McLuckie & Associates LLP (JM&A), she represented public and private sector locals at grievance arbitrations an administrative tribunals on a wide range of matters. She is also an adjunct professor of law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. Alycia is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and an active member of the Federation of Asian Canadian
Lawyers. She also sits on the board of iSisters Technology Mentoring and volunteering with the Parkdale Food Centre in Ottawa.
Dr. Onye Nnorom
Family doctor and Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist
Dr. Nnorom is Associate Program Director of the Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto. She is also Black Health Theme Lead for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto as well as President of the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario.
The post-screening discussion is moderated by Garrick Apollon (LLB, JD, LLM, LLCM), a lawyer and Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Fellow at Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education.