Keynote Speaker

Darren Thomas
Darren Thomas is a member of the Seneca Nation, Bear Clan who resides on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Darren is pursuing a PhD in community psychology as well as a part-time lecturer for Wilfred Laurier University. His research focuses on Indigenous governance, health and well-being, and Indigenous knowledge.

Key Note Afternoon Speakers (Joint Training)

Nancy Rowe
Nancy Rowe is Anishinabe from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.
Nancy is an educator, consultant, and a Traditional Practitioner of views and customary practices and has obtained a Master’s degree of Environmental Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo.

Isaac Murdoch
Isaac Murdoch grew up in the traditional setting of hunting, fishing, and trapping. During his many years living off the land, Isaac has learned many of the stories and legends that accompany many of the Sacred Sites and Values placed on Mother Earth and has become a wonderful narrator and advocate for these precious treasures.



Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | 9am – 4pm
At the Holiday Inn + Conference Centre, 3063 South Service Road, Burlington, Ontario

  • Engage in critical self-reflection and conversations about diversity & inclusion
  • Explore how an equity lens can lead to organizational inclusion
  • Learn about promising practices and success stories


Nancy Rowe
Traditional Teacher

Uzma Shakir
Director, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Human Rights

Christopher Mark D’souza
Human Rights Activist and Author


Rabia Khedr – Community Activist and Consultant
Kim Radersma – Mother and Educator
Grace Edward Galabuzi – Professor of Politics and Public Administration
Beckham Ronaghan – Youth Coordinator, Positive Space Network Halton


Conference Held on:

Thursday, October 29, 2015 | 9am – 4pm
At the Saint Volodomyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas St. West, Oakville, Ontario

Photo Gallery

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