23 Jun 2020

2020 Virtual Diversity Summit to Focus on Promoting Anti-Racism

On Thursday June 25, the Association for New Canadians will host a virtual gathering of community leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs to discuss anti-racism and multiculturalism in the province. Entitled “Promoting Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism in Businesses and Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador,” the online event will be streamed by Rogers and also available on the ANC’s Facebook page.

Diversity Summit 2020 will include insights from guest speakers Catharyn Andersen, Special Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs, Memorial University, and Carey Majid, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission. It will also offer a unique pan-provincial forum to celebrate immigrant entrepreneurs and discuss how multiculturalism positively shapes organizations, businesses, and communities.

“As the province works to increase immigration, it is an opportune time to explore the contribution that diversity plays in supporting the sustainability of businesses and communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Megan Morris, Executive Director, Association for New Canadians.

The event, originally scheduled for March at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since moving to online delivery, the Diversity Team has seen increased interest for online training, especially around promoting anti-racism and education.

“In drawing upon lived experiences of participants and by sharing the success stories of diversity champions, we hope that the Diversity Summit 2020 will help highlight the value and importance of immigration and multiculturalism for our province.” said Morris.

More details on Diversity Summit 2020, including registration and a full agenda, are available at: at this link.

Funding for this project is provided by the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.