Training & Workshops

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office offers professional development courses to increase faculty and staff’s understanding of their roles/responsibilities and key strategies to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion at U of T. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all training sessions will be offered virtually.

Please Note: We offer educational programming that is open to the external community which can be found on our website under Education & Events. The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office does not offer trainings/workshops to the external community.

 

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ARCDO Training for Faculty and Staff Fall Winter Spring
A Understanding your responsibility to preventing racial discrimination & harassment in the work environment

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the race-related Ontario Human Rights Code grounds and definitions of relevant key terms
  • Explore how racial discrimination and harassment manifest in the work environments
  • Share strategies and tools to effectively identify and respond to race-related conflicts in the workplace.
  • Explain the role of the Antiracism and Cultural Diversity Office in the complaints resolution process at the University of Toronto.

 Register online

October 13, 2021
10am – 12pm
January 11, 2022
1pm – 3pm
April 7, 2022
10am – 12pm
B What is Harassment? Tools to identifying and addressing racial and sexual harassment in the work environment

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of key race-related and sexual harassment terms and definitions outlined within the Ontario Human Right Code.
  • Identify manifestations of racial and sexual harassment and their impact on the individual and the work environment.
  • Explain institutional processes and the role of the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office and the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre in responding to instances of racial and sexual harassment.

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April 13, 2022
10am – 12pm
C Addressing Racial Microaggressions: Tools, Strategies and Discussions

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of the experiences and impact of racial microaggressions – identify forms of racial microaggressive behavior and comments
  • Discuss and develop strategies for prevention and resolution of subtle discrimination within the work and learning environments
  • Increase understanding of the role of management in effectively addressing and responding to occurrences of microaggressions/subtle discrimination?

 Register online

November 9, 2021
1pm – 3pm
February 23, 2022
1pm – 3pm
April 25, 2022
10am – 12pm
Please Note: In support of the University’s action to implement the recommendations of the University of Toronto Anti-Black Racism Task Force Report, ARCDO is in the process of developing Anti-Black Racism (ABR) online modules, that are attuned and accessible to faculty, staff, and students. Accordingly, there will not be any ABR trainings this Fall. Stay tuned for further updates.
Advanced Courses for Faculty and Staff Prerequisites Fall Winter Spring
D Anti-Black Racism Training (Module 1)
Understanding Anti-Black Racism: The Foundation**

In this introductory session, participants will:

  • Engage in discussion and information-sharing on the historical context of race and racism in Canada and its present day impacts on the Black community;
  • Discuss and learn about the fluidity of anti-Black racism within systemic and institutional structures;
  • Explore the interconnectedness of social identities, privilege and whiteness; and
  • Reflect on their personal journey with locating one’s self in the discourse of racism and anti-racism work.

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January 24, 2022
1pm – 3pm
March 28, 2022
1pm – 3pm
E Anti-Black Racism Training (Module 2)
Going Deeper in Addressing Anti-Black Racism: Understanding Whiteness, Internalized Racism and Debunking Myths**

In this session, participants will:

  • Engage in dialogue on the concepts of eurocentrism, whiteness and white supremacy, to increase understanding of how these concepts manifest in organizations and contribute to anti-Black racism;
  • Define and discuss the implications of internalized racism;
  • Deepen understanding of the myths of meritocracy, reverse racism and racial invisibility and how they manifest in our work and learning environments; and
  • Reflect on their personal journey and identify daily concrete actions that can be taken to engage in anti-racist behavior.

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Course D January 25, 2022
1pm – 3pm
March 29, 2022
1pm – 3pm
F Anti-Black Racism Training (Module 3)
Anti-Black Racism & Tools for Organizational Change**

In this session, participants will:

  • Identify and define organizational bias and systemic barriers that impact Black community from entering and/or feeling included within organizations;
  • Explore practices can help break the cycle of anti-black racism and create a more inclusive work environment;
  • Discuss the principles and tools required to establish an anti-racism strategy within their environments; and
  • Reflect and commit to practices that will evolve their organizational culture into being spaces of racial inclusion for Black and racialized communities.

 Register online

Course D & E January 26, 2022
1pm – 3pm
March 30, 2022
1pm – 3pm

ARCDO Training for Students (Pilot Program)

This year, the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office is piloting a series of courses for students that increases their understanding of anti-racism principles, and share strategies to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all student training sessions will be offered virtually.

Note: Students must use their University of Toronto (utoronto) e-mail account to register.

 

ARCDO Training for Students Fall Winter
1 Understanding your responsibility to preventing racial discrimination & harassment in the work and learning environment(s)

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the race-related Ontario Human Rights Code grounds and definitions of relevant key terms
  • Explore how racial discrimination and harassment manifest in the work environments
  • Share strategies and tools to effectively identify and respond to race-related conflicts in the workplace.
  • Explain the role of the Antiracism and Cultural Diversity Office in the complaints resolution process at the University of Toronto.

November 1, 2021
11:30am – 1:30pmRegister online
February 3, 2022
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Register online
2 Addressing Racial Microaggressions: Tools, Strategies and Discussions

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of the experiences and impact of racial microaggressions – identify forms of racial microaggressive behavior and comments
  • Discuss and develop strategies for prevention and resolution of subtle discrimination within the work and learning environments
  • Increase understanding of the role of management in effectively addressing and responding to occurrences of microaggressions/subtle discrimination?

November 15, 2021
11:30am – 1:30pmRegister online
February 9, 2022
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Register online


*Requires the completion of prerequisite courses

**The Anti-Black Racism Training is a three part training series. Each session will be 2 hours and takes place 3 days in a row