Diversity, Social Inclusion and Cultural Competence

Diversity, Social Inclusion and Cultural Competence

Fourth Annual Health Equity Forum - March 2014

Opening Video: Welcome and Notables


Welcome and Notables: Judy Keating, Senior Legislative Policy Analyst, DHW & the Diversity Committee Co-chair

Remembrance of Loretta Saunders: Crystal Tobin, DHW Diversity Committee member

Aboriginal Opening Prayer: Carolyn Lawrence, Insured Services, DHW

Greetings: Paula English, Acting Associate Deputy Minister, DHW

Overview of Day: Sharon Davis-Murdoch, Special Advisor to the Associate Deputy Minister for Diversity & Social Inclusion, DHW & the Diversity Committee Co-chair

Links between Collaboration and Equity


Setting the Stage:  Links between Collaboration and Equity: Lynn Langille, Coordinator, Health Disparities, DHW

Challenges and Opportunities of Collaboration


Community Voice from IWK and CDHA Diversity & Inclusion Council: Dr. David Haase, Professor, Department of Medicine, and Division of Internal Medicine, Dalhousie University, Co- President -Health Association of African Canadians

Collaborative Practices in Diverse Communities: Anna Jacobs, Community Development Advisor (Diverse Communities), Capital District Health Authority

Collaborative Approach in African Canadian Health Network: Rajean Boudreau, Outreach Social Worker, Association of Black Social Workers /Akoma Family Centre

Spotlight on Community Health Boards Across the Province: Anna Jacobs, Coordinator, Southeastern Community Health Board

Collaboration Works – Section One


Telling Our Stories: Collaborating to Improve Information about First Nations Health: Stacey Lewis, Project Manager, Tui'kn Partnership

Collaborative Models Including the Disability Community: Charlie MacDonald, Coordinator, NS Persons with Disabilities Employability Table
Anne MacRae, Executive Director, Disabled Persons Commission

Creative Moment: Youth Art Connection (YAC) – Section Two


Ryan Veltmeyer, Founder and Executive Director

Ann Denny, Founder and Executive Director

Sharon Johnson, the North End Walkers

Collaboration Works – Section Three


Our Common Ground: Improving Health Equity for People Addicted to Opioids through Collaboration: Cindy MacIsaac, Executive Director, Direction 180

Stepping Up Halifax: A Physical Activity Collaboration
Sarah Mackeigan, Project Lead, Stepping Up Halifax
Carol Davis-Jamieson, Regional Representative Central Region, Physical Activity, Sport, and Recreation, DHW

Rainbow Refugees Nova Scotia: Sponsorship and Settlement of LGBT Refugees to Halifax
Evelyn Jones, Coordinator, Refugee Sponsorship, Immigration Settlement & Integration Services 
Corrie Melanson, Member Rainbow Refugee Committee

World Café:  Adapting and Adopting Promising Practices in Community Collaboration across Nova Scotia


Table discussion

Highlights, Reflections, Wrap-up & Evaluation


Sharon Davis-Murdoch and Judy Keating