Addressing Systemic Discrimination and Creating More Inclusivity in Collaborative Practice

The pandemic, in conjunction with events in both the United States and Canada, has highlighted the systemic injustices that have long been with us. The Board recognizes the need to take proactive steps to improve equality, diversity and inclusivity in Collaborative Divorce Toronto and Collaborative Practice generally.

The first proactive step is to bring our community together to do what we do best:  understand the issues, get more information and brainstorm options for solutions.

Please join us for an important members-only workshop which is critical to move our collaborative practice to meet our current reality.  The Board’s commitment to this initiative can be seen in its decision to heavily subsidize this event.

The goals of this workshop are to:

  • Identify systemic discrimination
  • Cultivate strategies for challenging, intervening, and eliminating systemic discrimination
  • Understand infrastructures (human and systems) required to improve diversity and inclusion within collaborative practice, and evaluate strategies for developing both diversity and inclusion within the network
  • Increase comfort and confidence when addressing systemic discrimination and diversity issues

We are fortunate to have secured Karen B. K. Chan to facilitate this discussion.

BK is an award-winning educator who specializes in delivering equity, diversity, and inclusion professional development via an emotional intelligence lens. Trained in Creative Facilitation, Productive Thinking, and Non-Violent Communication, BK’s favourite ways to learn and teach are through stories, metaphors, diagrams, and things that make people laugh. With 20+ years of experience, BK is dedicated to having difficult conversations that are real, transformative, and kind. She and her work can be found at 


Credits:  6 CDT credits (the annual requirement)

Law Society Application pending for EDI credits

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