Strengthening workplaces through connection and Indigenous cultures

This micro-conference will highlight Indigenous viewpoints on ways to deconstruct workplaces and build them anew. The goal is to strengthen workplaces by establishing respectful connections and meaningfully embracing Indigenous cultures and teachings.

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Location

Virtual, Online

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CPD

4.5 hours

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Price

Member, Non-Member and Student pricing available.

Details in the “Pricing” tab.

Early bird ends January 6, 2022.

Event platform access will be communicated by email 48 hours prior to the event start.

Deconstruction is a design term, which means taking something apart, breaking it down to its unbreakable pieces then design something new and more valuable.

Recent world events have reinforced the importance of addressing systemic barriers, including racism, that many workplaces are grappling with.

This micro-conference will highlight Indigenous viewpoints on ways to deconstruct workplaces and build them anew. The goal is to strengthen workplaces by establishing respectful connections and meaningfully embracing Indigenous cultures and teachings.

Etuaptmumk, or Two-Eyed Seeing was introduced by Mi’kmaq Elders Albert, LLD, and Murdena Marshall. Elder Albert describes Etuaptmumk – Two-Eyed Seeing as the gift of multiple perspectives treasured by many Indigenous Peoples. It refers to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of Western knowledges and ways of knowing – and learning to use both these eyes together for the benefit of all.

Join this event to deepen your understanding of Indigenous perspectives on creating an ideal workplace by exploring Indigenous history, current issues and desired futures. This micro-conference will provide HR professionals with tools and resources to help create inclusive, equitable and safe workplaces for and with talent from First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, and for all people in the workforce.

Why Attend?

  • Learn from leading experts on Indigenous perspectives
  • Improve your understanding of the issues and challenges Indigenous Peoples face in the workplaces
  • Equip yourself with tools to create inclusive and equitable workplaces that will recognize the gifts and potential of First Nations, Inuit and Métis talent
  • Reflect on immediate and long-term actions to strengthen your workplace through Indigenous cultures and teachings

Who Should Attend?

  • HR Professionals who are involved with diversity, equity, inclusion and Indigenization initiatives in the workplace
  • Individuals who lead talent recruitment and retention
  • Business Leaders who are responsible for employee well-being, engagement, leadership and policy development
  • HR Professionals who are responsible for Organizational Development

Deconstruction is a design term, which means taking something apart, breaking it down to its unbreakable pieces then design something new and more valuable.

Recent world events have reinforced the importance of addressing systemic barriers, including racism, that many workplaces are grappling with.

This micro-conference will highlight Indigenous viewpoints on ways to deconstruct workplaces and build them anew. The goal is to strengthen workplaces by establishing respectful connections and meaningfully embracing Indigenous cultures and teachings.

Etuaptmumk, or Two-Eyed Seeing was introduced by Mi’kmaq Elders Albert, LLD, and Murdena Marshall. Elder Albert describes Etuaptmumk – Two-Eyed Seeing as the gift of multiple perspectives treasured by many Indigenous Peoples. It refers to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of Western knowledges and ways of knowing – and learning to use both these eyes together for the benefit of all.

Join this event to deepen your understanding of Indigenous perspectives on creating an ideal workplace by exploring Indigenous history, current issues and desired futures. This micro-conference will provide HR professionals with tools and resources to help create inclusive, equitable and safe workplaces for and with talent from First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, and for all people in the workforce.

Why Attend?

  • Learn from leading experts on Indigenous perspectives
  • Improve your understanding of the issues and challenges Indigenous Peoples face in the workplaces
  • Equip yourself with tools to create inclusive and equitable workplaces that will recognize the gifts and potential of First Nations, Inuit and Métis talent
  • Reflect on immediate and long-term actions to strengthen your workplace through Indigenous cultures and teachings

Who Should Attend?

  • HR Professionals who are involved with diversity, equity, inclusion and Indigenization initiatives in the workplace
  • Individuals who lead talent recruitment and retention
  • Business Leaders who are responsible for employee well-being, engagement, leadership and policy development
  • HR Professionals who are responsible for Organizational Development

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Please note that HRPA reserves the right to modify and update session titles, descriptions and speakers.

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

#100 Keynote: Awakening to Indigenous Issues
How much do you actually know about Indigenous Peoples and issues? Build your understanding and awareness with this session.

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

#101 Panel: Indigenous HR Professionals’ Lived Experiences
An exploration of the lived experiences of Indigenous Human Resources Professionals.


11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS: Select 1 of 3

#102 Recruiting Talent from Indigenous Communities
Learn how to enact effective recruitment strategies that attract Indigenous talent.

#103 Retaining Indigenous Talent in the Workforce
Once you have Indigenous talent in the workplace, how do you successfully retain them and keep them engaged?

#104 Indigenization – Building Stronger Communities
Explore ways to Indigenize the workforce and strengthen a sense of community and belonging within it.


12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

#105 Sharing Circle & Time for Reflection
This is your chance to look back on learnings from the day and share insights with fellow attendees.


1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Closing Remarks & Wrap-up

We are grateful to the Advisory Committee for their guidance in developing this micro-conference.

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Krystal Abotossaway

President, Indigenous Professionals Canada

Krystal is a well sought-after speaker and expert on Indigenous engagement. As Lead Strategic Diversity Advisor and Partner at TD Bank, she is the touchstone for bringing the voice and talent of diversity and Indigenous cultures to the bank’s Diversity Talent Strategy and Community Relations programs.

Currently pursuing her Masters in Human Resource Management at York University, Krystal’s vision is to advance the engagement of Indigenous Peoples, disabled people, youth and women across Canada by being a Human Resources thought leader in engagement for diverse groups.

Krystal Abotossaway is from Aundeck Omni-Kaning First Nations and Chippewas of Rama First Nations. She is an urban Ojibwe Anishinaabe Kwe.

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Ann Brascoupé

Owner/Advisor, Pebbles + Twiggs HR Solutions

Ann, a fifth generation Algonquin, Bear Clan from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community in Maniwaki QC, is a dedicated Senior Human Resource professional who specializes in organizational wellness, facilitation and training. She has helped teams and leaders identify where they are, determine where they want to go and help them map the path to get there.

Through facilitation, coaching, consultation and her strengths-based leadership model, Ann supports people and organizations to arrive successfully at their chosen destinations.

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Chantal Fraser

MBA, Founder, Empowered Path Inc

A gifted professional speaker, writer and training facilitator, Chantal uses real life examples to illustrate key messages on topics such as: inclusion, work-life balance, mentoring, leadership, human resources, career transitions and starting/running a business. The common theme in all of Chantal’s work is to help people, businesses and communities thrive.

An experienced Human Resources Professional and enthusiastic natural leader with excellent communication skills, Chantal helps organizations and communities with leadership development, career transitions and business coaching. She keeps the human touch in all activities resulting in increased productivity, while maintaining high standards and excellent morale.

Over the years, Chantal has promoted the work of HRPA to local communities, championing events like “Welcome to the Room”, which aimed to address workforce issues for that specific community. Most recently, Chantal was the driving force behind the first Eastern Ontario HRPA Conference. Chantal currently sits as a member, co-chair and chair on other important committees and task force groups which aim to promote HRPA’s mandate and enhance its progress at local and provincial levels.

In recognition for her many contributions to HRPA, both regionally and provincially, Chantal was granted HRPA’s Honourary Life Award for 2018.

Abotossaway_ Krystal
Krystal Abotossaway

President, Indigenous Professionals Canada

Krystal is a well sought-after speaker and expert on Indigenous engagement. As Lead Strategic Diversity Advisor and Partner at TD Bank, she is the touchstone for bringing the voice and talent of diversity and Indigenous cultures to the bank’s Diversity Talent Strategy and Community Relations programs.

Currently pursuing her Masters in Human Resource Management at York University, Krystal’s vision is to advance the engagement of Indigenous Peoples, disabled people, youth and women across Canada by being a Human Resources thought leader in engagement for diverse groups.

Krystal Abotossaway is from Aundeck Omni-Kaning First Nations and Chippewas of Rama First Nations. She is an urban Ojibwe Anishinaabe Kwe.

Brascoupe_ Ann
Ann Brascoupé

Owner/Advisor, Pebbles + Twiggs HR Solutions

Ann, a fifth generation Algonquin, Bear Clan from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community in Maniwaki QC, is a dedicated Senior Human Resource professional who specializes in organizational wellness, facilitation and training. She has helped teams and leaders identify where they are, determine where they want to go and help them map the path to get there.

Through facilitation, coaching, consultation and her strengths-based leadership model, Ann supports people and organizations to arrive successfully at their chosen destinations.

Fraser_ Chantal
Chantal Fraser

MBA, Founder, Empowered Path Inc

A gifted professional speaker, writer and training facilitator, Chantal uses real life examples to illustrate key messages on topics such as: inclusion, work-life balance, mentoring, leadership, human resources, career transitions and starting/running a business. The common theme in all of Chantal’s work is to help people, businesses and communities thrive.

An experienced Human Resources Professional and enthusiastic natural leader with excellent communication skills, Chantal helps organizations and communities with leadership development, career transitions and business coaching. She keeps the human touch in all activities resulting in increased productivity, while maintaining high standards and excellent morale.

Over the years, Chantal has promoted the work of HRPA to local communities, championing events like “Welcome to the Room”, which aimed to address workforce issues for that specific community. Most recently, Chantal was the driving force behind the first Eastern Ontario HRPA Conference. Chantal currently sits as a member, co-chair and chair on other important committees and task force groups which aim to promote HRPA’s mandate and enhance its progress at local and provincial levels.

In recognition for her many contributions to HRPA, both regionally and provincially, Chantal was granted HRPA’s Honourary Life Award for 2018.

Not sure of your schedule?
Whether you attend the sessions live or not, register anyway to gain access to the conference recordings post-event.

Event Pricing
All registration fees include access to the live, virtual streamed sessions on February 8, 2022, as well as access to the conference recordings post-event.

INDIVIDUAL
REGISTRATION
Early bird
Until January 6, 2022
Regular
January 7, 2022 onward
MEMBERS$75$95
NON-MEMBERS
$100
$120
STUDENT MEMBERS$35$35

GROUP
REGISTRATION

3+ MORE REGISTRANTS

Early bird
Until January 6, 2022

Regular
January 7, 2022 onward
MEMBERS$70$90
NON-MEMBERS$95$115
STUDENT MEMBERS$35$35

Contact Adam Hart, Business Development Lead, to learn more about partnership or sponsorship opportunities.
Tel: 416.923.2324 ext. 353
Email: ahart@hrpa.ca

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