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Apr 20
Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education (CAPDHHE) 2020 Conference

Location HMC - 4226 Duke of York Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 0G5

Sheridan will be hosting the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education (CAPDHHE) National Conference in April 2020 and will be chaired by Dr. Jane Ngobia, Vice President, Inclusive Communities at Sheridan. 

Founded in 1984, the objective of CAPDHHE’s Annual Conference is to provide a forum for the presentation of research and the exchange of information, ideas and innovations in the area of discrimination and harassment.

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  • Conference 2020 Theme: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Seeds of Possibility in a Changing Landscape
  • Dates: April 20 to 22, 2020
  • Location: Sheridan College, Hazel McCallion Campus, 4226 Duke of York Blvd. Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 0G5
  • Registration: through Eventbrite using code “Sheridan” (limited spots available)

The conference will include a half-day pre-conference focusing on the theme of Partnerships Between Academic and Educational Institutions with Indigenous Communities. Keynote speaker Waneek Horn-Miller, empowers communities to overcome adversity, and helps turn reconciliation - justice, healing, and dialogue - into a cornerstone of our national institutions.

The preconference will be followed by two full days of conference proceedings that will include a networking reception and celebration of EDI excellence, powerful panels, keynote speakers, a fireside chat with EDI Vice Presidents and Associate Vice Presidents/Provosts from Ryerson University, McMaster University, the University of British Columbia, Sheridan College, Dalhousie University and the University of Waterloo.

To members of the Sheridan community: This is an excellent professional development opportunity right within our corridors! We urge Sheridan community members to submit a proposal to present at the conference. Please note, as a member of the Sheridan community, if your proposal is accepted, the cost of the registration fees for your attendance on the day that you are presenting will be covered by the Office of the Vice President, Inclusive Communities (further details to follow). If presenters or members of the Sheridan community wish to attend the entirety of the conference, your special rate is $350. There are limited spots available, so please click through to Eventbrite to register, using promo code “Sheridan”. We regret that we are not able to cover travel costs and hotel expenses.

We are inviting individuals and teams of the Sheridan community to submit a proposal related to the following topics:

Equity & Inclusion

  • De-colonization, anti-racism and anti-discrimination initiatives
  • Anti-black-racism
  • Implicit Bias
  • Navigating the Dynamics of Affinity and/or Peer Support Groups
  • Freedom of Expression and the Right to Peaceful Protest
  • Micro-aggressions
  • Equity data
  • Employment equity
  • Social Media’s ‘Call Out’/ ‘Cancel Culture’
  • Establishing safe and inclusive campus communities for Trans and gender diverse persons

Practice & Self-Care

  • Human Rights Code and the Duty to Accommodate – current discussions
  • Accommodation: from school to post-secondary to the workplace
  • Complaint processes
  • Conflict resolution
  • Prevention of sexual violence -policies and programs
  • Career development in the field of Equity & Inclusion
  • From Surviving to Thriving: Sustainable Self-Care Strategies
  • Biblio-therapy

Please submit your proposal by completing the attached pdf form and send it to Saadia Salamath at by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

If you have any questions, require further details, need accessibility information or to request accommodations, please reach out to

We eagerly await your proposal.


Jane Ngobia
Vice President, Inclusive Communities
CAPDHHE 2020 Conference Chair

CAPDHHE Conference