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February 2021: News & Updates

Humanizing Our Differences Series & Workshops
The Panel Series

We are proud to announce that the release of the Humanizing our Differences panel series is coming next week! We have teamed up with FauxPop to present the series filled with real conversations that explore our community’s lived experiences of diversity and immigration. 

Watch the promo video here.
The series will be on the
 Immigration Partnership webpage.
Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions Workshop
February 21st, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dharshi Lacey delivers part 1 of 3 workshops following the series release. As communities become both more diverse and seek to welcome more individuals and families from traditionally under represented communities, having conversations about equity, inclusion and belonging are important so that everyone will feel welcomed and integrated.
Register on Eventbrite here
Dr. Nita Tyler Mosby for 25 African Americans Who Make a Difference for 2021

Among our panelists for Humanizing our Differences, the incredible Dr. Nita Tyler Mosby was just recently named one of the 25 African Americans Who Make a Difference for 2021. She is best known for her equity, inclusion and diversity consulting, facilitation and HR expertise. Dr. Nita Tyler Mobsy is a philanthropist and social justice advocate who has worked with more than 300 organizations to advance racial equity in the past year alone. See her give a wonderful explanation of what a welcoming community looks like in Humanizing Our Differences.


Huron Hygge invites you to join Canadian author Danny Ramadan on Saturday, February 20th at 1 pm for a virtual reading of Salma the Syrian Chef, followed by a Q&A!
Email to register!

Copies of the book are available to borrow from the Huron County Library or for purchase from The Village Bookshop, Bayfield and Fincher’s Goderich.
Celebrating Black History Month
Black History Month is dedicated to honouring the incredible contributions that Black people have made, and continue to make in the world. It is about celebrating their achievements, resilience, and determination in the past, present and future. Click here for a summarized timeline on Black history milestones.

We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through.
— Rosemary Brown
Connectedness Coaching
Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health is launching a Connectedness Coaching e-learning course to build resiliency in our community through a series of free educational opportunities.  Six modules (e-learning course and webinars), will help interested community members learn more about peer support, coaching conversations and system navigation aimed at empowering resilient communities. The Huron County Immigration Partnership has teamed with Gateway to offer workshops on inclusivity.
We encourage Immigration Partnership members to register for a workshop here

For more details or to register for the Connectedness Coaching program, visit: 

The regional survey on experiences with discrimination for racialized and Indigenous communities is undergoing ethical clearance from Western University and we are in the process of identifying and communication with partners in Huron and Perth, an regionally to get input into how to share the survey, as well as understand how the data can be used. Any community groups or members who would like to provide input are asked to reach out to Kristin at .
County of Huron
Economic Development
Immigration Partnership

57 Napier St, Goderich ON
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