Breaking Down Racism in Canada’s Social Safety Net

August 20
120 mins

Webinar Host

Dr. Alina Turner

Co-President & Co-Founder of HelpSeeker


HelpSeeker is excited to present our webinar: Anti-Colonialism and Anti-Oppression: Challenging Systemic Racism in Canada’s Social Safety Net

Join us for a thoughtful discussion that examines the complexities of social issues exacerbated by systemic racism, discrimination, and inequality.

HelpSeeker’s Dr. Alina Turner and featured guests Jon Cornish (Co-Founder & President, Calgary Black Chambers), Jacky Habib (Journalist and Founder, New Lens Travel), Cheryl Hoffmann (Founder, KC Dyslexic Learning Centre), and Nneka Allen (Principal and Founder, The Empathy Agency) will take an in-depth look into how systems could be rebuilt to integrate truly diverse and inclusive policies and practices that strive to ensure equity for all.


In this webinar, you will learn:

Why the environment of systemic racism in Canada's social safety net presents a barrier to solving complex social issues.

How system planners can play a key role in ending systemic racism and oppression.

Tactics to transform systems with equitable and inclusive social policies and practices.

Featured Speakers

Webinar Host

Dr. Alina Turner

Co-President & Co-Founder of HelpSeeker

Dr. Alina Turner is the Co-President & Co-Founder of HelpSeeker, a social enterprise harnessing tech innovation for the greater social good. She is recognized as a leading researcher and thinker on social issues with proven implementation results.

Alina is a Fellow at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary and serves on the Board of Directors for A Way Home Canada and the Alberta Rural Development Rural Advisory Board on housing and homelessness. Her work on system planning is recognized as a leading practice and often called upon as a model across communities. Her drive and passion for this work are grounded in her lived experience of the social issues she continues to challenge in her professional work.

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