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.

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 or workshops to the external community.

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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

September 29, 2022
10am – 12pm
In-person
January 17, 2023
1pm – 3pm
Virtual
April 3, 2023
10am – 12pm
In-person
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.

  Register online

November 24, 2022
10am – 12pm
Virtual
May 2, 2023
10am – 12pm
Virtual
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

October 26, 2022
10am – 12pm
In-person
January 26, 2023
1pm – 3pm
Virtual
April 25, 2023
10am – 12pm
In-person

Training for Faculty, Staff and Students

Fall Winter Spring
Students must use their University of Toronto email account to register for the following training
D Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Post-Secondary Environments*
Facilitator: TBA

In this session, participants will:

  • Discuss and learn about the historical context of racism and its present day impacts for Black community in Canada;
  • Understand and discuss the fluidity of anti-Black racism and its manifestations (within systems, institutions and individual experiences);
  • Identify and unpack organizational and systemic barriers that can impact Black community from being included in post-secondary environments;
  • Share strategies and tools to break the cycle of anti-Black racism and create more inclusive working and learning environments.

 Faculty & Staff Registration

November 22, 2022
1pm – 4pm
Virtual
Student Registration
February 9, 2023
1pm – 4pm
Virtual
Student Registration
April 20, 2023
9am – 12pm
Virtual
Student Registration
E Disrupting Anti-Asian Racism: Tools for Change
Facilitator: Maria Lo, Training Coordinator, Hong Fook Mental Health Association

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore and discuss the historical and current – day realities of anti-Asian racism;
  • Deepen understanding of how anti-Asian racism interacts with other forms of discrimination;
  • Share strategies and resources to identify and address anti-Asian racism in working and learning environments.

Facilitator Info:

Maria Lo
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 Faculty & Staff Registration

November 29, 2022
1pm – 3pm
Virtual
Student Registration
May 1, 2023
1pm – 3pm
Virtual
Student Registration
F Understanding Anti-South Asian Racism*
Facilitator: Raj Dhir, Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel, Ontario Human Rights Commission

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore and discuss the meaning and impact of anti-South Asian racism;
  • Deepen understanding of how anti-South Asian racism interacts with other forms of discrimination;
  • Share strategies and resources to identify and address anti-South Asian racism in working and learning environments.

Facilitator Info:

Raj Dhir
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 Faculty & Staff Registration

January 31, 2023
1pm – 3pm
Virtual
Student Registration
*Subject to change. Registration opening soon.

 

Training for Students

Fall Winter
Students must use their University of Toronto email account to register for the following training
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, 2022
11:30am – 1:30pm
Virtual
Register online
February 1, 2023
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Virtual
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 18, 2022
11:30am – 1:30pm
Virtual
Register online
February 15, 2023
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Virtual
Register online