The 2020 National Bottom Line Conference is about belonging. Our conference theme, Dismantling Barriers, Opening Doors: Inclusion at Work, explores how one’s sense of belonging – or lack of belonging – affects worker psychological health and safety and impacts workplace culture.
We will hear from those with lived experience speak about how being included or excluded affected their health, workplace participation, and recovery. We will hear about the ways in which exclusion shows up at work: as bullying, and as the systemic bias that fuels bullying such as racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia.
We will also listen for stories where loneliness is transformed through the kind of meaningful connections that can develop when our work is a community. As we have learned again and again, work has the power to transform.
Day 1 – Wednesday, March 11
Day 2 – Thursday, March 12
|9:00||Opening Comments – Jonny Morris, CEO, CMHA BC|
|9:15||The Power of Social Inclusion – Marni Panas
Marni is a diversity and inclusion professional dedicated to creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments especially for the LGBTQ population. Most recently she was a member of the LGBTQ2 Apology Advisory Council which helped draft the apology delivered in the House of Commons on Nov 28, 2017 to LGBTQ people in Canada.
|10:15||Coffee and conversation break|
|11:00||Panel – Real Barriers, Real Doors in Diversity and Inclusion
Organizations are stepping up to acknowledge diversity, and foster inclusion in the workplace. This panel of leaders and participants in workplace diversity and inclusion programs will share their successes, their toughest challenges and their lessons learned.
|1:15||Workshops (concurrent sessions)
|3:00||Coffee and conversation break|