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Involve Abbotsford


Involve Abbotsford Mission Statement

To educate, inspire, and support the organizational development of non-profits, and those who work tirelessly to provide meaningful involvement opportunities in our community.

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What is the Involve Abbotsford Symposium? 

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Involve Abbotsford Symposium is a free one-day event that supports and fosters the robust and innovative arts, non-profit sector, and local sports organizations by providing relevant information and training to help build on the foundation of service that benefits the quality of life for all residents of Abbotsford. Prepare to be informed, inspired and invigorated. 

In light of physical distancing measures, Involve Abbotsford Symposium 2020 will be held virtually on Thursday, November 19. 

Registration is closed

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace (Part 1 & Part 2) Hosted by Archway Diversity Education
Part 1 at 10:00 am and Part 2 at 1:00 pm
1 hour workshop followed by 30 minutes of discussion and questions.
Join Archway Diversity Education for the two-part workshop "Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace.” (Participants must attend Part 1 in order to participate in Part 2 as it will build upon what is learned in Part 1.)  These live interactive workshops will engage participants through a virtual presentation including slides, breakout rooms for small group discussion, and a participant workbook (provided as a pdf). Facilitators will take and answer questions throughout the workshops. The workshops are designed to be interactive, and a safe space for dialogue and questions.
Part 1 Learning Objectives
• Increase your understanding on the topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Review key terms related to these topics
• Learn how to identify incidents of racism and discrimination in the workplace
Part 2 Learning Objectives
• Learn ways to respond to incidents of racism and discrimination in the workplace
• Be introduced to strategies to start creating an anti-racist, inclusive and equitable workplace
Anti-racism workshop participant workbook


Self Care in the Time of a Global Pandemic (Pre-Recorded Video – Video link to be provided on November 19. Ensure to register to receive link via email)

Self Care in a time of a global pandemic workbook


Presented By: Brenda Adams

The COVID-19 pandemic hit a lot of us really hard. Adjusting to the constant changes that are occurring in our work and in our personal lives is challenging. Our emotional and mental buckets are emptying and it can be hard to figure out how to refill them. When it comes to self-care, you likely fall into one of two camps, 1) you had a self-care routine before COVID that worked great but now you are struggling to stick with it or 2) you didn’t have a self-care routine before COVID and you recognize that you need to create one. In this session you will learn strategies to create a self-care routine that fits your life now and that you can adapt as things change (as we know they do). Once you have gone through this workshop you’ll have resources and information you can also share with colleagues and staff who might be struggling with self-care.


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Resources from previous Involve Symposiums

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