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A Conversation with Michael Barkman on Economic Justice, Reconciliation, and the Impact of CCEDNet

November 29, 2023

CODE newsletters are meant to inspire you to reflect on your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, find valuable resources to further action and develop skills needed to facilitate bold change. 

In this month’s edition, explore our upcoming CODE Workshop on January 11, 2024, featuring dynamic panelists from CPA Manitoba Foundation, IGM Financial, and Number Ten Architectural Group. Plus, explore economic justice and reconciliation in a Q&A with Michael Barkman of CCEDNet, discover exclusive benefits as a CODE Coalition member, and join the 50-30 Challenge for a more inclusive future.

A Conversation with Michael Barkman on Economic Justice, Reconciliation, and the Impact of CCEDNet

In this Q&A with Michael Barkman, Manitoba Network Manager at CCEDNet, we dive into the important ideas of economic justice and reconciliation in their work. Discover how CCEDNet, since starting in 1999, has been making a difference in community economic development in Manitoba and nationally.

The conversation explores what economic justice means and how it aligns with reconciliation and offers practical tips for using our purchasing power for good during the holidays and throughout the year.

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Join the CODE Coalition

Dive into the CODE (Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity, and Equity) Coalition and amplify your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a member, you will enjoy exclusive team benefits and discounts.

The Coalition, a community of leaders, offers a platform for peer learning, support, and collaboration toward shared goals. Benefit from consistent staff support for DEI resources, policies, and leadership training.

Elevate your commitment—join the CODE Coalition now! 

Helpful Links:

  1. Sign up for the CODE Coalition
  2. Read the CODE Coalition FAQ 
  3. Sign up for the CODE Coalition Forum 


DEI in the Community: Real Stories, Real Impact

Unlock the power of diversity and inclusion at our upcoming CODE Workshop on Thursday, January 11, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join us on Zoom for an enriching session featuring panelists:

  • Donovan Henzel – Executive Director, CPA Manitoba Foundation
  • Priyanji Mediwake – Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, IGM Financial
  • Kelly Goodwin – Office Manager, Number Ten Architectural Group.

These dynamic panelists will share their inspiring stories of implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in their organizations. Gain valuable insights into CPA Manitoba’s comprehensive DEI strategy, IGM Financials’ Business Resource Group (BRG) approach, and Number Ten Architectural Group’s journey in fostering an inclusive culture.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from leaders driving positive change. Register now and be part of the conversation!


Join the 50-30 Challenge

Join us in the 50-30 Challenge for diversity, inclusion, and equity! As part of our commitment, we’re actively collecting self-identification data to build a representative workforce and create inclusive spaces. We’ve embraced the 50-30 Challenge by the Government of Canada, pushing for gender parity (50% women and/or non-binary individuals) and 30% representation among other equity-deserving groups in leadership. At The Chamber, we’ve achieved these targets, and we’re calling you to join us and make a difference in your workplace! Together, let’s build a more inclusive future.

Learn more: 

  1. About the 50-30 Challenge 
  2. Mapping your journey to 50-30
  3. Micropedia of Microagressions


Newcomer Employment Hub

The Hub is a FREE online job tool that matches qualified newcomer job seekers with quality jobs at inclusive workplaces.

This project is funded in part by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada


CODE Conference

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg

Register for CODE Conference: Early Bird Pricing on now.

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