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Lunch and Learn: Ethical Hiring and Firing

Register Here for this Lunch and Learn where attendees will explore and understand ethical HR practices from hiring to staff management for entrepreneurs and start-ups. 


The quality and fit of your employees will make or break your organization. In this Lunch and Learn with CSI Member Catherine Chan, attendees will explore how to start- and build- with the end in mind. From solid hiring practices, must-have employee performance management, and how to fire ethically (if you should need to). HINT: It’s all in the planning!

When it comes to hiring and staff management, you always start with the end in mind. Once you understand the lifecycle of an employer-employee relationship, you’ll be able to manage expectations in order to get the results you want. And if not, you will have made the process of “conscious uncoupling” with that employee an easier transition for all. 


By the end of this event you will: 

  1. Have an understanding of the importance of process in hiring employees.

  2. Explore the importance of ongoing performance management so staff is managed in a way that all benefit from the relationship.

  3. Learn that firing isn’t ethical until you’ve done the first two steps fully.


This event will run from 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT. The last 10-15 mins will be reserved for Q&A. 

CSI Members get in for free! Check your email or reach out to andrea(dot)s(at)socialinnovation(dot)ca for the discount code. No one will be turned away due to costs. If this is a barrier, please send us a message at info(at)socialinnovation(dot)ca and we will follow up with a ticket discount code.


About the Speaker: 

Catherine Chan is a long-time lover of running, has competed in kettlebell competitions, and has her Grade 4 sash in Kung Fu. She is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario Master of Arts program, and spent a few years in marketing in the entertainment industry before getting into management. Since then, Catherine has been a successful retail store manager, sales manager and training manager.

She is a fractional exec in operations with her company :, a graduate of CSI’s WOSEN program, a CSI member, and social entrepreneur.  As a social entrepreneur and founder of Canada’s only ethical marketplace for fitness and wellness, Catherine sees FitIn’s Mission to improve the health of all Canadians – regardless of background or current circumstance. Its work is based on four foundational principles: promote fitness for mental health; advocate for fitness as preventative medicine; improve accessibility for rural and remote communities; and be a champion for better programming for underserved and underprivileged populations.