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Diversity and the Canadian Military: Part One

Diversity and the Canadian Military: Part One

In Canada's Defence Policy (“Strong, Secure, Engaged”), it says the Canadian Armed Forces must reflect the diversity of the country that we defend, and that we need a military that looks like Canada. You often hear the phrase “stronger together” here in the military family community. If the military wants to reach its goal, families will be a big part of the process. Dr. Lisa Gunderson discusses privilege, bias, and a few things for the military community to consider. Special Guest Dr. Lisa Gunderson is an award-winning educator and frequent guest speaker on racial issues. Highlights Privilege and if the Canadian Armed Forces is a privileged institution. 9:48 Implicit bias. Examples of bias in a military setting. 16:01 A perfect example of implicit bias. Some things for the military community to consider. 26:03 Culture change is absolutely possible. Quotes "Having these kind of conversations with people that's going to support the Canadian Armed Forces larger goal. But it relies on all of us having conversations about these things to kind of make it a reality." -Dr. Lisa Gunderson Connect Podcast website Twitter Facebook Instagram Links Improving Diversity and Inclusion in the Canadian Armed Forces Canada’s Defence Policy – Strong, Secure, Engaged One Love Consulting Thank you This podcast is made possible by funding from True Patriot Love Foundation. Thank you to Organized Sound Productions for their help bringing this podcast to life.

Duration: 31 min

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