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PDND Series - Toward a 2SLGBTQI+-positive workplace: Legal obligations and best practices
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PDND Series - Toward a 2SLGBTQI+-positive workplace: Legal obligations and best practices

Our first Virtual Dinner of the PDND Series. This session will outline employers’ legal obligations and best practices to help create a safer and more welcoming workplace for members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Where: Live Stream
Contact: 9024463660

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CPHR Nova Scotia's first Virtual Dinner in the PDND Series.

You asked, We listened.

Many of our members have expressed great interest in the return of our Professional Development Networking Dinners. Due to current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, our team came up with a fantastic alternative — a Virtual Dinner event!

Due to delivery restrictions, food delivery will only be available within HRM.

"Presentation Only" option also available.


CPHR CPD:  1.5

2SLGBTQI+ people in Canada continue to experience discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

A 2017 study of LGBT Canadians found that 40% of respondents reported discrimination related to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Of those respondents, 40% reported experiencing discrimination in the workplace.

A 2015 study of trans people in Ontario found that 13% had been fired explicitly for being trans, 18% were turned down for a job explicitly for being trans, and 17% declined a job they had applied for and were offered due to the lack of a safe and trans-positive work environment.

This virtual session will outline employers’ current and forthcoming legal obligations to prevent and respond to discrimination and harassment against 2SLGBTQI+ employees, including under human rights and occupational health and safety legislation, as well as best practices to help create safer and more welcoming workplaces for members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community.


  • For participants who choose the "Dinner+Presentation" option, you will have your choice of dinner options listed below.
    Orders will arrive by 5pm on the day of the event.

    **Please include your Menu Selection under RSVP Comments and Delivery Address under Additional Comments upon registration.**
  • For participants who do not wish to have dinner provided or for those who live outside HRM, "Presentation Only" is also available. 


About the Presenter

Jaime Burnet, Associate, Pink Larkin

 Jaime Burnet is a Halifax-based lawyer whose work focuses on the areas of labour, employment, constitutional, and human rights law, as well as professional regulation. She facilitates training sessions on preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based harassment, and on creating safer, 2SLGBTQI+-positive environments.

Jaime has a law degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, a Master’s degree in Women and Gender Studies & Sexual Diversity Studies from the University of Toronto, and a background in queer- and trans-positive sex education. Her debut novel, Crocuses Hatch from Snow, about queer love, racism, and gentrification in Nova Scotia, was shortlisted for the 2020 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. 



Taco Kits - Kitchen Door Catering

Each kit makes 6 tacos. Comes with protein of choice, turmeric slaw, salsa, lime sour cream and shells.

SPICED TOFU - Vegetarian



1 taco kit per registration

* All meals will be delivered on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by 5:00pm. Delivery within HRM only.




5:45pm Participant Log In
6:00pm Session begins
7:00pm Q&A begins
 7:30pm  Session concludes




Members - Presentation Only $29.99 
Members - Dinner + Presentation (HRM Residents Only) $59.99
Future Members and Others - Presentation Only $49.99
Future Members and Others - Dinner + Presentation (HRM Residents Only) $79.99




  In order to obtain member rates, members must be signed in when registering themselves. The appropriate pricing will come up automatically.


Both registration and payment are required for every person attending this webinar. Questions about registration or receipt can be directed

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Please note that his policy does not apply to conferences, exams, or no-charge registrations. CPHR exam fees are non-refundable if registration is cancelled after the registration deadline. Please note our deferral policy.

By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Payment Terms and the Cancellation Policy.


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