St. John's Status of Women

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Training session for workplace education and information - Looks Like Social Enteprise

St. John's Status of Women - supporting DEI learning, and earning

Fostering a workplace that prioritizes diversity, nurtures fairness, and embraces inclusivity is a matter of social ethics and also a strategic necessity.

The St. John's Status of Women Council is on the task.

Since its inception in 1972, the St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre has been at the forefront of advocating for equality and justice, establishing a welcoming and inclusive environment for women and those of diverse gender identities in the St. John’s region.

The Council has expanded its educational outreach with support from the Investment Readiness Program, creating a suite of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training sessions aimed at enhancing workplace culture and knowledge.

In this episode of Looks Like Social Enterprise, Kim Todd from Guide to the Good and Nicole Dawe from Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador chat with Tania Heath from the St. John's Women's Centre to get the scoop on  their initiatives and learn about the St. John's Status of Women DEI Training Sessions.

These sessions, which are accessible both in-person and online, offer special rates for non-profit organizations.

Upon completion, participants are awarded a certificate and are educated on a variety of topics, including:

  • Embracing Empowerment: Adopting Feminist Ideals
  • Trauma-Informed Practices in the Workplace and Beyond
  • Understanding Gender Diversity: Fundamentals and Best Practices
  • Principles of Harm Reduction for Frontline Work
  • Establishing Boundaries in Caregiving Roles
  • The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

It's important work!

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And Nicole connects the efforts of the St. John's Status of Women Council with the broader context of the Community Foundation of Canada's latest National Vital Signs Report - Reconnecting Communities.


Video:  Looks Like Social Enterprise - DEI Training with St. John's Status of Women

October 25, 2023, St. John's  /  Edited by Kim Todd / Produced by Guide to the Good


image of four people smiling and holding signs. headline reads Boundaries in Care Work.  Text reads Learning Objectives: -Explore what society/ participants/ others think and expect of us and how this impacts our boundaries. -Have a nuanced understanding of the importance of boundaries when doing supportive work. -Discuss how boundaries show up already in our work, and create strategies for change. -Use a defined framework for enacting boundaries. -Reflect on personal connections and emotions related to boundaries and limitations in participants’ work and lives.
image of three people smiling with arms raised.  text reads:  Empowering Perspectives: Integrating Feminist Principles Learning Objectives: -Understand feminist principles, how they are for everyone, and how they can be put into practice. -Develop tools for critical reflection on social systems, power, and access. -Improved understanding of biases, oppression, and how they can be resisted. -Form a safe environment to self-reflect on how we interact with people in our workplaces, family, and community.
image of five people smiling.  text reads:  Gender Diversity: Basics & Best Practices Learning Objectives: -Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of gender identity. -Have an awareness of specific gender identities (cisgender, transgender, non-binary, Two Spirit, intersex*). -Recognize the negative effects of traditional gender roles. -Develop strategies for creating inclusive environments for trans and gender-diverse people. -Understand the importance of allyship.
image of a lightbulb in a chaulk-drawn cloud.  text reads: Harm Reduction: Fundamentals for the Frontline Learning Objectives: -Identify the key principles of a harm reduction perspective. -Identify examples of potential harm to individuals engaging in substance use. -Challenge stigma associated with substance use and harm reduction practices. -Identify harm reduction practice techniques. -Recognize signs of opioid overdose and administer naloxone.
image of a woman by a flipchart.  text reads: Applying Trauma-Informed Approaches at Work & Beyond Learning Objectives: -Demonstrate an understanding of what it means to be “trauma-informed.” -Recognize and name the various origins of trauma. -Understand the importance of language as it relates to trauma-informed practice. -Build skill in several pillars of trauma-informed care that are transferable to participants’ work and lives. -Consider wellness strategies for trauma-informed workplaces.

The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is a Grower with Guide to the Good.  Looks Like Social Enteprise is a project of CFNL and Guide to the Good featuring recipients of the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Funded by the Government of Canada, the IRP supports social purpose organizations as they contribute to solving pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges across Canada. Its goal is to help social purpose organizations build their capacity to participate in Canada’s growing social finance market and prepare themselves to be able to take on investments. 

Funding for the Investment Readiness Program is provided by the Government of Canada and facilitated by the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the Community Foundations of Canada network. 

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