Respectful Engagement: Strategies for Engaging Equity-Seeking Populations

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14 May, 2019

Respectful EngagementLearn how to effectively engage and empower equity-seeking populations in your community

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about the theory and practice behind engaging equity-seeking populations in your community (e.g., rural youth, members of the LGBTQ2+ community, Indigenous communities etc.), identify the community connections and relationships that are required for effective engagement, and share resources and learnings with each other. Through a mix of presentations, interactive exercises, and reflection, you'll learn tangible ways that you can engage these populations in a safe, respectful, and collaborative way.

Register for Respectful Engagement: Strategies for Engaging Equity-Seeking Populations

What Will I Learn?

  • Through a mix of engaging presentations, peer learning, and interactive exercises, you will learn:
  • An overview of different types of engagement ranging from informing to empowering, and when each type of engagement may be most appropriate
  • Principles and appropriate practices for engaging equity-seeking populations based on best practices from across Canada 
  • Practical strategies for reaching hard-to-reach populations, including various forms of recruitment and alternatives to in-person meetings
  • Approaches for meaningful engagement once populations have been recruited – how to go beyond town hall meetings to authentically engage with these populations so that they are respected and heard 

Who Is This Workshop For?

  • This workshop is for anyone in the public or voluntary sector who:
  • Is seeking authentic ways of connecting with diverse populations in your community
  • Is interested in driving community change or a social good that has an impact on equity-seeking populations
  • Leads or manages programs (including their development and ongoing implementation), organizations, or community engagement activities
Guelph  Ontario
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