IDEAA-nomics (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Anti-Racism) Podcast
IDEAA-nomics (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Anti-Racism) Podcast
Anti-Racism Ambassadors Network Podcast
Join our host, Niha Shahzad Chandrarajan, and Sean Karmali on exploring difficult, funny, and heartfelt conversations on race, equity and diversity for public servants in Canada. This podcast is produced by Marcela Popowich, and brought to you by the Anti-Racism Ambassadors Network, a Government of Canada employee network.
6. Dr. Martin Nicholas: An original Truth to Power public servant
Our discussion with Dr. Nicholas delves into the multiLAYERs of anti-racism and the EDI world. He shares with us the work he's done and his thoughts on disaggregated data to colorism to a new name for our podcast to a need to add anti-racism as a factor of psychological health and safety in the workplace.  His use of language, and the questions he raises about it, can teach us all how to critically think about the way we speak and write.   
Aug 15, 2022
49 min
5. Indigenous Peoples' Health and Wellness with Alexis Ford-Ellis
Join Niha and Sean as they talk to Alexi Ford-Ellis about including Indigenous Health and Wellness in the workplace. We explore Alexis's childhood as a Gwich'in woman, her experience in HR during the DRAP era, and her current role as a Director for Wellness at the Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion (KCII).
Jul 25, 2022
1 hr 1 min
4. Creating Communities with Roxane Lee and Yvette-Monique Gray
Niha Shahzad speaks to Roxane Lee, Executive Director at Service Canada and Yvette-Monique Gray, Regional Director General at Public Services and Procurement about the creation of a new Network called Building Black Leaders. They also share how they've created communities outside of government with their leadership in the sports and arts worlds. Roxane is the co-founder of a Vancouver Sports Club for youth playing basketball. Yvette-Monique is a part of a competitive dance group, President of the Board for the Little Chamber Music, and a Screener for South African Film Festival.
Jun 7, 2022
46 min
3. Decolonizing Mental Health with Clinical Counselor Bohang Benedix
Join Niha and Sean in a conversation with Clinical Counselor Bohang Benedix on decolonizing mental health, and how to support yourself and your peers with compassion. Bohang is an Registered Clinical Counselor who embodies empathy, compassion and authenticity in her counseling relationship. She has experience working with children, adults, couples and families from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and holds a Bsc. (Honours) in Psychology, as well as a MA in Counselling Psychology. Prior to moving to Canada over 10 years ago from Southern Africa, she worked in trauma counseling and mental health within schools, as well as with adults and couples in relationship counseling for nearly ten years. Since moving to Canada, Bohang worked with refugees and immigrants as well as their children and youth by providing counseling services to cope with trauma, culture shock and assimilation, depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. This episode is produced by Marcela Popowich. 
Apr 25, 2022
42 min
2. Aalya Dhanani Co-Founder of the Anti-Racism Ambassadors Network
Join Niha and Sean in a conversation with Aalya Dhanani, co-Founder of the Anti-Racism Ambassadors Network. Aalya talks about her experience as a woman of color within government, setting up the Network itself, and what she sees for the future of the public service.
Feb 4, 2022
42 min
Trudy Samuel - Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, NRCan
Our host, Niha Shahzad Chandrarajan speaks to Trudy Samuel, the Director of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at NRCan on her experience working in the EDI field, what made her pursue this career, and what we see for the future of EDI.
Dec 17, 2021
36 min