Learn about issues related to race and culture from experienced professionals. Please register at least one week before the scheduled training session.


About Training

Our training is a safe space for community members to listen and learn.


Our training is created for the general public. The workshops are half-day sessions and take place over 1-2 days. They are packed with information and engaging activities.


Each workshop follows a pre-established course outline. For customized training, or workshops for organizations, please visit our Consulting page.


Training Topics

Micro-Inequities in the Workplace

A micro-inequity is a behavior, a subtle form of discrimination where a person is singled out, devalued, overlooked, or ignored due to their accent, ethno-racial identity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic class, disability, or membership in a minoritized group. Micro-inequities have negative impacts on workplaces and the wellbeing of individuals and communities. In this workshop, participants will have a good understanding of micro-inequities, the way they impact individuals and workplaces, how to identify and respond to such behaviours, and how to implement preventive strategies. Focusing on education as the key to promoting inclusion and respect, the workshop’s main objectives to enhance the capacity of participants in addressing and challenging discrimination and inequity include:

  • Raising awareness around micro-inequities
  • Support skill development in the area of anti-discrimination to mitigate and intervene in instances of micro-inequities
  • Promoting inclusive communication skills and service delivery
  • Leading to new behaviors including reducing discriminatory habits and attitudes

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Anti-Racism Education

This training aims to empower the participants by focusing on mobilizing anti-racism knowledge and providing tools for prevention, intervention, and meaningful ally-ship. Participants with varying levels of experience and knowledge of bias, discrimination, and racism will be able to work through the material at a level that is meaningful to them. They will deepen their understanding of racism and its history, how it impacts communities and workplaces, how to support racial equity. After participating in this training, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a common understanding of the concepts related to race, racialization, and racism
  • Understand the history of racism and current realities in the international and national contexts
  • Recognize the impacts of racism on an individual, institutional and societal level and the importance of anti-racism education
  • Gain experience with tools for responding to situations of racial discrimination
  • Learn anti-racist strategies to support racial equity in policies and practices

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Understanding and Mitigating Bias

Taking an intersectional approach, this workshop will help participants to build their understanding of bias and practice steps that can be taken to limit the impact of unconscious biases on our decisions and behaviours. Participants will enhance their self-awareness of their own biases, build understanding of their social conditioning, and examine behaviour versus intention in professed values and daily behaviours. Through case studies and interactive exercises, participants will identify their biases and assumptions, and learn how strategies to mitigate biases at the personal and organizational levels.  After participating in this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and define the concept of unconscious bias
  • Recognize personal and organizational biases and the way they impact our behaviours, interactions, and decisions
  • Identify and use tools and strategies to mitigate their personal and organizational biases

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Effective Intercultural Practice

This workshop will examine the concept of culture, the effect culture has on one’s personal and professional life, as well as the role that our cultural norms and expectations play in our interactions with others. It will equip the participants with practical tools to reflect on their programs and services, apply strategies to challenge cultural bias and discrimination, practice intercultural communication to create a more inclusive workplace where colleagues and clients from different cultural backgrounds feel valued and respected. In this session, participants will:

  • Explore culture, cultural norms, and the way our own cultural lens influences our work
  • Understand our cultural biases and the way they can lead to discrimination
  • Understand intercultural practice in the context of social inclusion and equity
  • Use culturally informed practices to guide their interactions for effective intercultural communication

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