The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Dr. Srimanta Mohanty
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm


Learning objectives:

• Awareness of discrimination in Canada

• Development of attitudes and skills for dealing effectively with discrimination

• Knowledge of community resources for helping newcomers to address discrimination

Dr. Srimanta Mohanty, CEO - Social Planning Council of Peel

Dr. Mohanty has over 20 years of experience in research and project management in Canada, Asia and Africa (e.g. Ontario Public Health, Rotary, UN Migration Agency – IOM Sudan, WHO Fellow - China, Anhui University, Canadian Universities & Non-Profits, etc.). Srimanta is professor at Sheridan, an adjunct professor at York University’s School of Social Work, the CEO at the Social Planning Council of Peel, a Field Supervisor for graduate students in several Canadian universities, the past president of the Rotary Club and a member of various associations. Srimanta has published one book (a comparative analysis of the gender inequality in India and China) and implemented more than 160 community research projects over 10 years. In addition to his doctoral degree, Srimanta holds a M.A. from the University of Western Ontario (Canada), a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University (Canada), a Master of Law in Population Sciences from Beijing University (China), a Master of Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences (India), and a M.A. in Statistics from Utkal University (India).

Special Training Completed – UNOCHA – Needs Assessment and Information Management, UN security training, Project Management, Diversity Management, Leadership Training, GIS mapping, Outcome Measurement & Program Evaluation, etc.

Social Planning Council of Peel (SPCP) is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes social justice by facilitating citizen participation in the identification of social issues and in the planning and implementation of collaborative actions to address those issues.

SPCP provides the following services:

(A) Research: examines social problems and needs in Peel

* develops options for addressing those problems and needs

* provides basic socio-economic information on the Peel population

(B) Public Education: disseminates information about social problems and needs of the community in Peel and the options for addressing them (workshops, training, publications, etc)

(C)Community Development: facilitates coordination and cooperation among agencies in the social services sector of Peel

* facilitates the development of new services/agencies in Peel

(D) Consultation: provides professional research and training services to community groups, public and private sector service providers, and funders.

SPC provides organizational development services to community groups and fledgling organizations on request.