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Chamber offers diversity and inclusion training

The Timmins Chamber of Commerce and Newmont Porcupine Mines are presenting free, online training in diversity and inclusion for the first 40 members who sign up.

Senior policy analyst Cameron Grant says it comes from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion.

“They have several programs that look to advance principles of equity and diversity, accessibility and inclusion within your organization,” he outlines.

Participating in three two-hour sessions gains you a foundations certificate.

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Grant says in these days of labour shortages and an influx of immigrants, it’s important to be aware of your unintended biases.

“So a way to be attractive and retain those employees is understanding these principles, because it’s going to make a great attraction and retention efforts within your workplace.”

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