March 21 is the International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, so we invite you to join us in this workshop to honour the importance of this day with a special focus on racism and how it affects the housing sector.
Before racism can be eliminated, it first needs to be acknowledged and addressed. This session will guide you through a better understanding of overt and underlying racism that exists in the housing sector, ways we can address it within our roles, and steps to take for actionable change.
Who Should Attend:
Anyone working in the housing sector. This session will benefit Leadership, Management, Board Members and Front-Line Staff.
Charla Huber, Indigenous Relations and Communications Consultant
Charla Huber has a strong background working in both the affordable housing and non-profit sector, and has a passion for Indigenous Relations, communications and storytelling. Charla is Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University and has a master’s degree in professional communications and has completed a fully-funded research project on Indigenous ways of communicating so employers can better support Indigenous employees. Charla writes a weekly column in the Times Colonist newspaper that often highlights Indigenous issues. Charla is the Human Resources Committee Chair of the Victoria-Esquimalt Police Board and President of the BC Association of Police Boards. Charla’s family is from Fort Chipewyan, Alta., and she has both First Nations and Inuit roots.