Community of Practice Events are designed to be highly interactive sessions of two and ½ hours, to foster an intimate environment in which participants feel secure to learn and explore a specific diversity and inclusion topic.

No matter your level of experience with diversity and inclusion, human rights, or human resources, CCDI Community of Practice Events will provide you with a unique learning experience.

In years past, these events have been presented in various communities across Canada. As you know all too well, we have had to move these events online until it is again prudent to host in-person events.

Summer 2021 theme: Safe and brave spaces

At this CCDI Community of Practice Event, we will be discussing the meaning of a frequently used but often misunderstood terminology: "safe space". We will also be diving deep into a new term being used more often "brave space".

Community of Practice Event sessions will allow attendees to explore how they can encourage employees and leaders to be authentic and feel psychologically safe and brave in the workplace.

We will also discuss how to bake a culture of safe and brave spaces into the work environment in a way that is truly sustainable.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate what safe and brave spaces are, their origins and how they are different.
  • Learn strategies to create safe and brave spaces within their organizations.
  • Navigate courageous conversations within these spaces.
  • Learn about other tools and resources to share to enhance learning about safe and brave spaces.

Event details and registration

This summer CCDI will be hosting 15 Community of Practice Events between June 15 and July 15.

  • June 15 at 9 a.m. ET - English (registration closed)
  • June 16 at 1 p.m. ET - English (registration closed)
  • June 17 at 9 a.m. ET - English (registration closed)
  • June 22 at 1 p.m. ET - English (registration closed)
  • June 23 at 9 a.m. ET - English (registration closed)
  • June 24 at 9 a.m. ET  - English (registration closed)
  • June 28 at 1 p.m. ET - English (sold out)
  • June 29 at 3 p.m. ET - English (sold out)
  • June 30 at 9 a.m. ET - English
  • July 6 at 9 a.m. ET - English
  • July 7 at 1 p.m. ET - English (sold out)
  • July 8 at 1 p.m. ET - English 
  • July 13 at 1 p.m. ET - English
  • July 14 at 1 p.m. ET - English
  • July 15 at 9 a.m. ET - French

For more on our French event, click here

To keep these sessions interactive and to maintain the intimate nature of these gatherings, attendance will be capped at no more than 100 people in a session. 

Each session will also include two CCDI facilitators. 

Registration closes five business days prior to the session. 

The sessions will be conducted using the Zoom platform.

To maintain attendee’s privacy and to encourage open communication, none of the sessions will be recorded.

CCDI Employer Partner and Individual Practitioners

A complimentary registration is a benefit of your membership with CCDI.

To register:

*Make sure you have received your access code from your organization’s Employer Partner contact.

General admission

If you are a member of the public, we invite you to attend for the price of $69 (plus fee) per registration.

To register:


Please contact should you have any questions.