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2019 Human Rights in the Workplace Best Practices Conference

March 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

What can be done to prevent sexual harassment in your workplace?

How do you create a diverse, inclusive company?

What can your organization do to accommodate people with physical disabilities?

Find out the answer to these and many more questions on March 21, 2019, when the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and the University of Regina host the 2019 Human Rights in the Workplace Best Practices Conference.

This one-day event will be divided into sessions consisting of presentations, panels, interviews, participant discussions, and more!

Sessions include:

  • Accommodating Disability in the Workplace
  • Women in Non-traditional Roles
  • Mental Health and Addictions in the Workplace
  • Recruiting and Retaining Diversity
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Implementing the TRC’s Calls to Action in the Workplace

This conference is designed to explore human rights solutions to real-world challenges facing businesses today. It offers an intensive, insightful experience and unique networking opportunities for attendees and presenters alike.

Who should attend?

Whether you’re long-established in the business world or just starting out, this conference will address your business’ human rights duties and questions.

Human rights matter to business because shareholders, investors, governments and the public expect companies to respect human rights. Companies are increasingly held accountable on human rights performance in their daily operations and business relationships. Businesses associated with actions that run contrary to The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code often experience financial, legal, reputational and stakeholder relations risks.

Make sure that doesn’t happen to your workplace. Register for the 2019 Human Rights in the Workplace Best Practices Conference.

Location and time
The conference will be held at the University of Regina, College West 215, on March 21, 2019. Start time is 8:30 am.

Registration information

There are only 60 spots available, so don’t hesitate! Register today.
To register, please RSVP adam.hawboldt@gov.sk.ca or call (306)933-5022.
In lieu of the traditional attendance fee, the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and the University of Regina ask you to make a $50 donation to a CBO of your choice – one that is making a difference in your community. Can’t think of one? Here are some suggestions:

• Friendship Inn (http://friendshipinn.ca/) – The community centre known as the Saskatoon Friendship Inn began when a small group of concerned residents provided six transient men with a bowl of soup on March 4, 1969. It has since evolved into the largest free meal service provider in Saskatoon, with a range of programs and services to meet the growing needs of individuals and families experiencing poverty.

• Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre (http://www.saskatoonfoodbank.org) – The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre is committed to ensuring a food secure community where all people have access to safe, affordable, and nutritious food. We offer a number of
programs aimed to help address the underlying roots of poverty.

• Regina Food Bank (https://reginafoodbank.ca/) – The Regina Food Bank serves those most vulnerable in our community by providing programs and service directly and through partnerships in the areas of food provision, essential skills development and connections to the community supports and opportunities.

• Canadian Mental Health Association (https://sk.cmha.ca/) – The CMHA is a volunteer-based organization which supports and promotes the rights of persons with mental illness to maximize their full potential; and promotes and enhances the mental health and well-being of all
members of the community.

• Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (http://sassk.ca/) – SASS is a provincial membership organization that supports agencies who offer services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

• Inclusion Saskatchewan – Formerly known as the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, Inclusion SK supports individuals with intellectual disabilities all over Saskatchewan. Their mission is to ensure that citizens of Saskatchewan who have intellectual disabilities are valued, supported and included members of society and have opportunities and choices in all aspects of life.

• CNIB (http://www.cnib.ca/en?region=sk) – CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.)

• Northern Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre (https://www.nsilc.ca/) – The Northern Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre (SSILC) is a consumer controlled, community based, cross disability agency that promotes the full citizenship of people with disabilities in
communities in Northern Saskatchewan.

• Southern Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre – (https://www.ssilc.ca/) – The South Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre (SSILC) is a consumer controlled, community based, cross disability agency that promotes the full citizenship of people with disabilities in
communities in Southern Saskatchewan.

• Sask Abilities (https://www.saskabilities.ca/) – SaskAbilities is a registered, non-profit charity that is dedicated to providing programs and services to people experiencing disability in Saskatchewan.

• Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (https://www.shipweb.ca/) – SHIP is a multifaceted organization that plays an instrumental role in both affordable housing, and solutions around homelessness in the community.

• Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation (https://www.concentus.ca/) – Concentus is a CRA registered charity that provides robust teaching/learning resources for every grade from Kindergarten to grade 12 in Saskatchewan. The resources support direct and intentional
teaching of rights, responsibility and respect in our society.

• Out Saskatoon (https://www.outsaskatoon.ca/) – OUTSaskatoon builds community for LGBTQ2S+ people of all ages and backgrounds. They provide peer support and counselling, queer-specific education and resources, outreach, social gatherings and events, community referrals, and sexual health services.

• Regina Open Door Society (https://rods.sk.ca/) – The Regina Open Door Society (RODS) is a nonprofit organization that provides settlement and integration services to refugees and immigrants in Regina. RODS is committed to meeting the needs of newcomers by offering programs and services that enable them to achieve their goals and participate fully in the larger community.

• Saskatoon Open Door Society (https://www.sods.sk.ca/) – The Saskatoon Open Door Society assist newcomers to Canada to become participating members of an inclusive and diverse community and country.

• Neil Squire Society (https://www.neilsquire.ca/) – The Neil Squire Society uses technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities It is committed to social  inclusion, economic equity, and a productive society that includes people with disabilities and
gives them equal opportunity to contribute and participate.

• Vision Impaired Resource Network (https://www.virn.ca/) – VIRN offers at no cost training to people who are vision impaired in adaptive technology ,IOS devices and other tools that improve access to information, employment and in day-to-day living.

• DisAbled Women’s Network ( https://www.dawncanada.net/) – DAWN’s mission is to end the poverty, isolation, discrimination and violence experienced by women with disabilities and Deaf women. DAWN is an organization that works towards the advancement and inclusion of women and girls with disabilities and Deaf women in Canada.

• Another community building organization of your choice.


March 21, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
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