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LASSA – Fostering Diversity Conference

March 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

| All are Welcome


The Lebanese & Arab Social Services Agency (LASSA) would like to invite you to our last event as part of our year long Fostering Diversity project – the Fostering Diversity while Strengthening Inclusion Conference on March 29th, 2019 at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre. Please see invitation letter, basic agenda, and flyer attached. We hope you are able to support this event and circulate it to members of your community as we strive to assist the integration of newcomers to Ottawa and address prejudice and discrimination in our communities. We look forward to hearing from you. We have an exciting line-up of speakers including:

1) Kory Wilson – ED Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships, BCIT
2) Yasir Naqvi – CEO -Institute for Canadian Citizenship
3) Renata Brum – former Senior Citizenship Judge
4) Rawda Harb – Researcher, Someone Project

If interested, you can confirm your attendance  by e-mail  rita.attieh@gmail.com or directly register online.

Fostering Diversity while Strengthening Inclusion Conference

Participate in the culmination of this Fostering Diversity project and a forum for inter-community and inter-agency collaboration on issues of intercultural understanding, integration and inclusion. Join the Lebanese & Arab Social Services Agency, other settlement agencies, cultural associations, advocates, researchers, and community agencies who want to drive social change and build new initiatives in advancing diversity. Plenary Speakers and Discussion Topics : Social Media and Diversity First Nations and Immigration Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the 21st century Pluralism vs. Xenophobia Agenda: 8:30 – 9:30: Registration + Light breakfast 9:30 – 10:00: Opening ceremony 10:00 – 10:45: Keynote speaker 1 (30 min keynote + 15 min Q&A) 10:45 – 11:30: Keynote speaker 2 (30 min keynote + 15 min Q&A) 11:30 – 12:15: Keynote speaker 3 (30 min keynote + 15 min Q&A) 12:15 – 1:00: Keynote speaker 4 (30 min keynote + 15 min Q&A) 1:00 – 2:00: Lunch 2:00 – 3:00: Discussion groups 3:00 – 3:30


March 29, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
All are Welcome
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