Lunch & Learns a Roaring Success – Revised Schedule


Karen Mock leading the Lunch & Learn series.

The four part, biweekly Lunch & Learn series on Human Rights and Diversity in the Workplace kicked off with a bang on February 23rd. Karen. Dr. Karen Mock, outstanding lecturer, expert in human rights and women's issues and the Federal Liberal candidate in Thornhill.

The response to the first lunch of the series was excellent, with a diverse group of women learning new things and participating in wonderful conversation. Congratulations to the Power of Women Exchange for such a successful engagement.

The schedule of topics and locations for the upcoming lunches has been changed. The updated schedule is reflected below.


Feedback and comments included:  
“I enjoyed  attending Karen Mock’s Lunch ‘n Learn this past week.

She has a wealth of knowledge about the history of Canada embracing inclusivity (which I learned  had been biculturalism and then multiculturalism).

It was a real pleasure stopping the mundane issues of a day and engaging in some intellectual exercises, with a group of intelligent women.

I wish there was more of these lunch n learns to feed our minds.”                                                                                                

Marj Andre

"I was delighted with the level of interest and enthusiasm amongst the particiants in the first session, these are clearly timely and important topics for many women and men in te GTA today"

Karen Mock
Federal Liberal Candidate for Thornhill

Karen Mock Liberal Candidate for Thornhill


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Karen R.Mock,

Dr. Karen Mock was born and raised in Toronto.  She was educated at the University of Toronto, earning her Ph.D. in Applied Psychology in 1975.  Dr. Mock is a certified teacher and educational psychologist, specializing in human rights, hate crime and diversity issues, widely acknowledged as oneof the foremost Canadian authorities on multiculturalanti-racist education, and well known as a dynamic lecturer and workshop coordinator


In 2001 Karen Mock was appointed Executive Director and CEO of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, a federal crown corporation.  Prior to her 4 years with the CRRF, she served 12 years as National Director of the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada and also as Executive Director of the League's Human Rights Education and Training Centre.  Dr. Mock had also worked for over twenty years in psychology and teacher education at the University of Toronto, Ryerson Polytechnical University and York University. Considered a pioneer in the field, she was responsible for the first course in multicultural teacher education in Canada.


Karen Mock assists organizations and agencies in the public and private sector with management and staff development programs, and the development of equitable recruitment and employment policies.  She spearheaded the development of the National Youth Antiracism Network, several youth leadership training programs, and Women in Leadership seminars.


Dr. Mock received the International Women's Day Award from the Women's Intercultural Network in 1999,.  She was named to the Who's Who of Canadian Women in 1995, and designated a Woman of Influence by the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. She received the Excellence in Race Relations Award from the Human Rights Council of the Ahmadiyya Movement of Islam in Canada, was a recipient of the Sikh Centennial Foundation Award for Civil Liberties Advocacy, and was named an Eminent Woman of Peace by the Department of Peace Initiative and Voices of Women in Ottawa. Dr. Mock is included as one of the 100 worldwide "Everyday Freedom Heroes" for her human rights and antiracism work, in a permanent display at the Freedom Center in Cincinnati, the U.S. National Museum to the Underground Railroad.


In 2009 Karen Mock was acclaimed as the Liberal Candidate in Thornhill for the next federal election

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4 Lunch & Learn Events

You are in for a real treat. Dr. Karen Mock, a well known speaker in the Thornhill area, has agreed to speak about women's issues in a 4 week Lunch & Learn Series at four different locations.


You can choose to attend all 4 events or one event. Your choice – four completely different talks happening so you can learn something new at each event.


Simply register by clicking your option below.



Brawna Levy

POWE Chapter Director


Women in a Multicultural World
An introduction to the series, and an interesting overview. Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going? Defining the issues both Locally and Nationally.

Event Info
Wed February 9th, 2011
Ferraro's Restaurant
1118 Centre St.
Thornhill, ON


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Feb 9th – Lunch & Learn $15 + HST   Click here to Register

Women's Rights are Human Rights
After so many years why aren't the ISm's WASm's? Speaking the same language on sexism, racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia and heterosexism.

Event Info
Wed February 23rd, 2011
Commerce Gate Dynasty Cuisine
505 Highway 7 East, Commerce Gate #238
Building B (Highway 7 and Leslie area)
Thornhill, ON
Pay Now  Feb 23 Lunch & Learn $15 + HST

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Workplace Harassment
How to recognize bullying in all its forms … Do's and Don'ts for handling it.

Event Info
Wed March 23rd, 2011
Karoun Restaurant

5 Glen Cameron
Thornhill, ON

Pay Now  March 9 Lunch & Learn $15 + HST
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Human Rights and Diversity in the Workplace

Putting policies into practice and issues into action. Skill building for Canadian employers, managers and employees.

Event Info
Wed March 9th, 2011
Indian Kitchen

7330 Yonge Street
(Corner of Yonge St and Clark Ave)
Thornhill, ON

Pay Now  March 23 Lunch & Learn $15 + HST
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