Advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in WIL

Advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Work-Integrated Learning: Tools for Employers and Community Partners

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Employers and community partners who provide Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities have the potential to provide transformative and empowering career experiences for students. It is especially important for WIL students who experience marginalization to participate in workplaces where issues of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) can be addressed in meaningful ways. Doing so can be key to ensuring all WIL students are able to reach their full potentials. In this webinar, you will learn about a new CEWIL toolkit for employers and community partners that has been developed in collaboration with the SFU WIL EDI team. The goal of the project was to learn from diverse WIL students about their experiences and needs for just, equitable, and inclusive WIL experiences. The toolkit we are introducing is intended as a practical, action-orientated primer to assist employers and community members in advancing JEDI commitments and creating empowering experiences for WIL students who experience marginalization.


  • Territorial Acknowledgement
  • Welcome and introduction
  • Sharing what we learned: Tools and Strategies for Employers and Community Partners
    • Conducting a JEDI Needs Assessment
    • Learning, Unlearning, and Educating
    • Acting in Meaningful Ways
    • Reflect and Keep Going
  • Closing and Discussion

Participant Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize some of the complexities and challenges that students who experience marginalization can have in WIL opportunities.
  • Access and use the CEWIL resource: Advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Work-Integrated Learning: A Toolkit for Employers and Community Partners.
  • Identify and adapt strategies to help employers and community partners create more equitable, inclusive, and just WIL experiences.
  • Reflect thoughtfully on opportunities for addressing JEDI considerations in their own WIL practices or contexts.


  • Simran Ahmed (she/her)
  • Amie McLean, Ph.D. (she/her) ¬†
  • Akanksha Thakur, M.Ed. (she/her)
  • Heather Williams, M.Ed (she/her)

For full facilitators bios, click here.

10/5/2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
Online registration not available.

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