Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (Centre) is pleased to invite you to its Equity and Inclusion Dialogue series for the 2022-2023 academic year. Online registration is now open for this event. View the flyer for event details. Limited seating available.
View the full listing of the Centre’s 2022-2023 Equity & Inclusion Dialogue series.
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. This one-hour session will bring together a diverse panel of speakers who will provide information and insight about diverse and inclusive hiring practices applicable to the post-secondary sector.
Jeannette Campbell, BA
Jeannette is a passionate believer in the nonprofit sector, and its ability to move the needle on awareness, opportunities, and education about disabilities and promote the inclusion of all members of our communities. She has 20+ years of demonstrated success providing service, program design, evaluation, and partnership development with educational institutions, service agencies, all levels of government, and private sector stakeholders.
Jeannette’s work in program development and the ability to put them into action has resulted in successful programs that support clients to achieve goals, encourage and enhance wrap around services, and ultimately the success of individuals, organizations, and employers.
Jeannette has also designed projects specifically for youth and people with disabilities in academic settings such as SIFE/Enactus, Rotman Commerce – Student Life department, and the Community Partnership departments at University of Toronto and George Brown College and has a long history of promoting and supporting programs and services to end users, government, and private sectors.
Zahra Brown, B.A., M.A.
Zahra J. Brown is a Jamaican-Canadian, Black, lesbian, cisgender woman, who has two disabilities. She is hard of hearing, and she has a mild cerebral palsy. Zahra is often misgendered because of her gender expression.
Zahra is a York University graduate who earned a Master of Arts in Critical Disability Studies in 2020, and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies in 2014. She earned a diploma in Social Service Worker at George Brown College in 2016 and a certificate in General Arts and Science in 2004 at Seneca College.
As a public speaker, she specializes in topics related to disability, self-advocacy, mental health, LGBTQ+ and more. As a former Humber College employee, 2016-2019, Zahra gained unparalleled experience co-facilitating several human rights trainings while also establishing herself as a respected public speaker.
In 2021, Zahra worked as an accessibility consultant for the City of Toronto, where she developed a report of the Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities in Toronto which highlighted key issues and accessibility barriers people with disabilities experienced and provided recommendations for the City of Toronto based on her research.
Errol Cyrus, MBA
Errol has over ten years’ experience working in employment and career counselling with people with physical disabilities. As an advocate for the rights of marginalized people, equity deserving groups and all oppressed racialized people, he was a former co-chair for the employees working group, at the Spinal Cord Injury Ontario EDI strategic task force and a former member of George Brown College’s anti-black racism committee.
Errol holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and has extensive experience in post-secondary education as an adjunct lecturer, director of admissions and programs manager. He is presently Project Manager at Humber College’s Centre for Human Rights and manages the EDI Taskforce and Healthy Campus projects. Errol is committed to the work of Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and confronting anti-Black Racism.