Allyship to mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

On March 21 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Local Immigration Partnerships in Simcoe, Grey-Bruce and Lanark and Renfrew Counties are jointly hosting an online panel discussion on Allyship to mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Expert panelists will discuss what it means to be an ally and provide guidance on how to address racism in different environments. The discussion will be followed by a half-hour, open Q&A session.

The panel includes experts in diversity, equity and inclusion, community building, advocacy and changemaking. The discussion will be monitored by faculty from Georgian College. For more information on the panelists and to pre-register, visit The event will also include information on the County of Simcoe’s #ITSTARTS campaign. Now in its seventh year, this annual campaign seeks to address racism and discrimination and promote a unified community through public education and social media engagement. More information on #ITSTARTS is available at

This panel discussion will be broadcast live on YouTube. A recording will also be posted on YouTube following the event. For anyone interested in actively participating in the live Q&A session, pre-registration is required to access the Zoom link.



Allyship – #ITSTARTS with me!
Where: To watch the live or recorded session:

To watch live and participate in the Q&A session, pre-register to receive the Zoom link

When: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Register: If you would like to actively participate in the Q&A session, please pre-register online or by emailing