Diversity & Inclusion Webinar Series with April Howe

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Unconscious Bias

Recorded on October 7, 2020

When we are moving fast or lack all the data, our unconscious biases fill in the gaps, influencing everything from professional decisions to our interactions with people. This session aims to raise awareness, spark conversation, and initiate action. Accredited for 1 CEU.


Recorded on December 1, 2020

This webinar will explore the roots of racism and help participants understand the impacts of racism on an individual, institutional, and societal level. Accredited for 1 CEU.


Recorded on January 12, 2021

Participants will gain perspective regarding racism and white privilege. This webinar will help to define, identify, and acknowledge the personal experience of white privilege and explain how to use privilege against racism. Accredited for 1 CEU.

This program has been accredited for a Maximum of 3 CEU (1 CEU/hour) by Continuing Pharmacy Education, College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University file number CED-2021-315.  Valid until November 30, 2022.

About the Speaker: April Howe

Joining the Nova Scotia Public Service Commission in 2017, April oversees the People and Culture Division’s five corporate units: Diversity & Engagement, Talent & Recruitment Services, Internal Communications, Organizational Development, and the Corporate Learning Center. Formerly, April was a Partner with Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette for 16 years leading their Career Transition practice.

In addition to serving the Province of Nova Scotia, April has been an active voice for diversity and inclusion in Nova Scotia. Through her consultancy, Howe Solutions, she helps organizations navigate the journey to become more diverse and create the conditions for authentic inclusiveness.

April completed an Executive Master of Business at Saint Mary's University - Sobey School of Business. As a community volunteer, she currently serves on the boards of the IWK Foundation, the Halifax Partnership, and the North End Community Health Center. A proud descendant, April chaired the Africville Heritage Trust which oversaw the building of the historic Africville Museum.