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The MPI Toronto Chapter, Second Annual Black History Month Virtual Event

February 10, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
MPI Toronto Chapter

In honour of Black History Month, MPI Toronto is proud to welcome three thought leaders in the event space who will be generously sharing their knowledge on DE&I and how it can show up in the work we do within the industry. 

The event will feature John Wiggins, VP of Organizational Culture and Inclusion at Toronto Raptors at MLSE; Keziah Myers Executive Director, ADVANCE, Canada's Black Music Business Collective; and Makesha Miles, Events Manager at BMO Financial Group. Our generous sponsors include Tourism Saskatoon and DE Systems. Media Resource Contributor includes IGNITE Magazine and Ontario Black History Society.

All 3 Speakers DRAFT
Learning outcomes:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leaders John Wiggins, Keziah Carter and Makesha Miles are here to help you create meaningful change. During this digital experience you will learn more about:
1-How to diversify your supplier list
2-How to promote from within and diversify your leadership 
3-Impacting your bottom line by increasing your market reach 
4-Tips to authentically engage diverse audiences so the event won’t fall flat 

Date: February 10, 2022
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM ET

  • 3:00-3:05 Introduction Noreen Esson, DE&I Taskforce Co-Lead
  • 3:05-3:10 Land Acknowledgement Featuring a Knowledge Keeper *Sponsored by Tourism Saskatoon
  • 3:10-3:15 Ontario Black History Society Featured Video
  • 3:15-3:40 Fireside Chat with John Wiggins, VP of Organizational Culture & Inclusion, Toronto Raptors at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Moderator, Dionne Bishop CSEP
  • 3:40-4:00 Breakout Rooms 1 & 2 run simultaneously

Keziah Myers GraphicPerformative vs Meaningful & Why You Need to Know the Difference, Facilitated by Keziah Myers, Executive Director of ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective

Makesha Miles GraphicDiversity in Events Beyond BHM, Facilitated by Makesha Miles, Events Manager at BMO Financial Group

  • 4:00-4:20 Switch / Facilitators repeat their sessions so that all guests can experience both sessions
  • 4:25 Closing remarks.
Registration Fees by February 4th
• Members$75+HST
• *Members in Need (unemployed or with limited income): $25+HST
• Non-Members: $95+HST
• Student Members: $10+HST
• Student Non-Members: $20+HST

Registration Fees after February 4th
• Members: $95+HST
• *Members in Need (unemployed or with limited income): $30+HST
• Non-Members: $115+HST
• Student Members: $15+HST
• Student Non-members: $25+HST

*The MPI Toronto Chapter fully understands that our industry and our members have not fully bounced back from the effects of the Pandemic. We are offering a lower registration cost for those members in need. Please note that by registering as a Member in Need, we will not be asking for proof or verification. This is being run on an Honour System. We trust that our members have the integrity and honesty to choose the registration type that is best suited for your situation.

*Since MPI membership is individual, only the individual member is eligible for the member rate. No Shows, Full fee

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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