continuing Education                  

OFSA is dedicated to providing funeral professionals with a minimum of 20 Hrs of continuing education credits (CEC) annually.

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July webinar

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Workplace
Tuesday July 28, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

Presenter:  Laura Williams, LLB, CSP
Founder and Principal, Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting Inc.\

In the past few months, many organizations have taken a clear, public stance on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Navigating diversity and inclusion issues has always been complex and multifaceted, but has become increasingly risky and challenging for employers. Recent social movement activity and awareness of high-profile cases have emboldened employees and members of the public to call out organizations for being silent on diversity and inclusion issues, condoning misconduct, and/or making public statements that are not reflective of the organizations internal approach and record when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

Given that organizations are facing more scrutiny than ever before with respect to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, ensuring that legal obligations are met, and expectations have been clearly communicated to employees is more important than ever before.

During this one-hour session, participants will:

  • Consider the concepts of diversity and inclusion, including how they are typically defined, and how they actually manifest in the workplace
  • Analyse examples of discriminatory conduct, ranging from overt discrimination, to subtle systemic issues and microaggressions
  • Examine common pitfalls created and faced by organizations when responding to incidents of discrimination in the workplace
  • Review the legal landscape related to the obligations that all workplace parties have to prevent and respond to incidents of discriminatory misconduct
  • Discover best practices and effective strategies to establish, communicate and enforce expectations to promote a diverse and inclusive working environment

Time for Q&A will be included, and attendees will be encouraged to ask questions

Certificates of completion will be issued for 1 Hr towards your 2021 BAO Continuing Education Credit (CEC)


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Participants: Left to Right: Scott Smith (Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia), Scott Miller (Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Home, Ottawa), Kerri Douglas (Ontario Funeral Service Association, Burlington), Ernie Morgan (Morse & Son Funeral Home, Niagara Falls)
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