The Law on Human Rights - Mediation as an Intervention


Date and Time

Starts:02/21/2024 9:00 AM

Ends:02/21/2024 2:30 PM

Registration Closes:02/20/2024 3:00 PM

Event Type: Workshop

5.5 Hour(s)



HRPA Members: $350

Non-Members: $450 + taxes

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This program offers a comprehensive exploration of Human Rights laws, focusing on the nuances of workplace discrimination that may lead to conflicts. It delves into the potential pitfalls, guiding employers on avoidance strategies. The curriculum also examines possible remedies to prevent legal disputes, emphasizing the effectiveness of mediation as an intervention. Participants will gain insights into various mediation approaches for fostering reconciliation and resolutions, fostering stronger team dynamics and workplace cohesion.

The program uniquely incorporates a trauma-informed and cultural lens, highlighting the advantages this perspective can bring to the workplace. Over the course of five hours, attendees will acquire crucial cultural competencies through case studies, enabling a deeper understanding of their employees and the creation of an inclusive work environment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Human rights laws
  2. What constitutes discrimination
  3. What is Mediation and how can it help
  4. Providing trauma-informed and culturally sensitive services


Who should attend this program?

  • Human resources professionals
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Company Executives
  • Business Owners


Speaker bio(s)
Afsana Gibson-Chowdhury

Afsana is the founder of Gibson Chowdhury, Clear Collaborative Mediation. She is a designated Qualified Mediator (Q.Med) and an Adjudicator for the Property Standards Committee in the City of Toronto. She is a British-trained lawyer with several years of civil litigation experience. Following her move to Canada, Afsana devotes 100% of her time to mediating Human Rights disputes; civil and commercial litigation matters. Afsana is also the 2021 recipient of the ADR Institute of Ontario Star Awards. (

Afsana ensures she provides mediation through a diverse lens that represents the multicultural communities in Canada. In an effort to raise awareness of cultural competence and humility in the ADR field, Afsana has written several EDI programs. She also co-chaired the Working Group that produced the ‘Neutral Diversity in Ontario’ report, published by the Ontario Bar Association in 2022.

She provides a clear and collaborative mediation service by helping to create strategies and options for her clients, enabling them to determine a solution that best suits them. If your settlement talks have broken down, mediation can help you get back to the negotiating table. Afsana can help you open the conversation and help you settle your dispute on your terms.