Message from the President & CEO
I have had a blessed life. I am fortunate to have grown up in a suburb in a house featuring a huge backyard complete with my mother’s flowers and my father’s vegetable garden. My sisters, brother and I walked to school. Education was valued; family was our mainstay. Sunday dinners, birthday parties, picnics and holidays – all celebrated with love and lots of family and friends.    

We didn’t have a lot of money but we had a mom who knew how to make a dollar stretch. I babysat from the time I was twelve years old, then I waitressed throughout high school and by the time I went to university, I worked retail as well. My mom instilled a strong work ethic in all of us. I am sure it was important to her because my dad was an entrepreneur before his time (meaning he didn’t always have a job).

Of course, life was not always perfect, no one’s is. My dad was born in Italy, my mom in Hamilton of Polish descent. I wore glasses from the time I was six. My name was Audie Tatti (when girls’ names were Susan, Linda and Jane). I was subjected to a fair bit of teasing; but nothing more.
Black Lives Matter, Residential Schools, misogamy, homophobia, racism…the list goes on.

I have a blessed life.

Reflection is a tool we can use to remind ourselves that not everyone grows up in the same circumstances. I never fear for my life just because of who I am. Reflection is a tool that opens minds and allows individuals to view the world not as they see it but as others live it.

In her book, BIASED, Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt says training can educate but not eradicate bias. Training is a step in the right direction. For some, concepts discussed in implicit bias training will be new, for others, it will be part of the journey to increased understanding, caring and action.  

Habit 5, Stephen Covey, “Seek first to understand” has never been more important than today. 

Audie McCarthy | President & CEO
Virtual Learning for the Future: Introducing the MCE Short Series

The MCE Short Series is a fresh look at three areas of leadership that require recognition, development, and commitment - Implicit Biases & Behaviours, Emotional Intelligence, and Inclusive Leadership - in an easy to digest virtual format.

The MCE Short Series are hour-long, virtual workshops. All workshops are interactive, using smart technology to keep participants engaged with the facilitator and other participants. The result is improved retention of knowledge and practical application in your everyday life.

Follow the links below for further information on each course. If you register for all 3 courses today, you can save $50 in total!

September 14, 2020
1pm to 2pm on Zoom

October 13, 2020
1pm to 2pm on Zoom

November 10, 2020
1pm to 2pm on Zoom
As Audie referenced in her opening remarks, this book - Biased, written by one of the world’s leading experts on implicit racial bias, makes the case for self-reflection and opening oneself up to facts; facts that one might not want to hear because they may distort the world as we know it.

As we find our own role in designing training to open more people up to their own Implicit Biases, it has never been more important to expose yourself to as much knowledge as you can to initiate conversation, listening, and change.

This book is a great place to start. A five-star excellent read, that is thought provoking and deals with a historic problem by quoting current research as well as personal experiences.

Read the book review HERE. Then visit our new MCE Short Series on Implicit Biases HERE.

Comeback Program of the Month!
Cross Connection Backflow Prevention
It's back, and we're proud to be the first college partnership to offer re-certification in Cross Connection Backflow Prevention - safely!

MCE and Mohawk College recently ran a successful cohort this month and are looking to register more participants for the upcoming August 21st and 22nd cohort. Rest assured that all COVID protocols remain in effect and personal safety is paramount.

Follow the link below for more on the upcoming cohort. And, don't be shy to reach out to Erin Volk who is administering the program with any questions. We have easy-to-manage procedures to get you into the college and safely into your lab.

Great to be back in the lab with you!
Erin Volk
Business Development Officer
Cross Connection Backflow Prevention
For more information about our programs, contact:
Audie McCarthy
Mohawk College Enterprise | 905-575-2534 | |