The City of Richmond Diversity Symposium is a free conference for professionals, volunteers and community members interested in learning, sharing and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their communities. Held annually each October, the Diversity Symposium aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to build diverse, equitable and inclusive communities.
Who is the Symposium for?
The Symposium is intended for people who work in the field of diversity and inclusion, such as professionals and volunteers from municipal departments, not-for-profit groups, social service organizations, private sector organizations and academic institutions.
What our past participants had to say about the Diversity Symposium
“It’s a good opportunity for people with various backgrounds and from different ethnic groups to have dialogues and get to know more about one another within our community & society.”
“Open discussion and thought-provoking topics that inspire us to stretch and grow – lots of opportunity for perspective-taking”
2023 Diversity Symposium Resources
Refer to the following links to access resources from the 2023 Diversity Symposium:
Equity in the Digital Age: Understanding and Countering Racism and Hate Speech Online
- Foundation for a Path Forward: The first faith-based Community Convener for the Province of British Columbia’s Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network.
- The Center for Humane Tech: Leading a comprehensive shift toward technology that strengthens our well-being.
- Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network: Bringing communities together to form a future free from racism and hate.
- British Columbia’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner: Addressing the root causes of inequality, discrimination and injustice in B.C. by shifting laws, policies, practices and cultures.
Representation Matters: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Media and Storytelling
- From Real to Reel: Representation and Inclusion in Film and Television Produced in British Columbia: A study on equity and diversity in the film industry.
- Cold Tea Collective: A media platform supporting stories for and by Asian voices.
- The Tyee: Under the White Gaze: A series of essays unpacking popular news tropes, from “model minorities” to coverage of “ethnic” celebrations.
- Islamic Art of British Columbia: Promoting education and awareness of Islamic art within the Muslim community and beyond.
Are Seniors Aging in Place? Planning for Resilient Seniors' Communities through an Equity Lens
- National Seniors Strategy: A national strategy for Canada to become the best country to grow up and grow old in.
Applying Anti-Oppression Principles in Program Design
- Anti-Oppression Capacity Building Project: A research initiative that investigates the improvement of services in the settlement sector when services are offered through an anti-oppressive lens.
Moving Beyond Resilience: Just, Equitable and Transformative Futures
Session recordings are available to registered participants upon request. E-mail DiversitySymposium@richmond.ca for more information.
Submit your questions to DiversitySymposium@richmond.ca.