Workshop Sandbox

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.

 

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Feature workshops in collaboration with the Multi-Faith Centre

Moving Forward: Addressing Islamophobia & Fostering Allyship on Campus
Facilitated by: Aasiyah Khan, National Council of Canadian Muslims

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and identify manifestations of Islamophobia
  • Better understand intersectionality and the unique experiences with barriers and challenges encountered by the varying communities that practice Islam (eg. Intersection of Islamophobia and anti-Black racism)
  • Explore the role of allyship and solidarity as professionals/faculty

 Register online

December 1, 2020
1pm – 3pm
Advancing Inclusion: Addressing the Impact of Anti-Semitism on University Campuses
Facilitated by: Rabbi Julia Appel, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of how anti-Semitism manifests in the postsecondary environment
  • Engage in discussion on the impacts of anti-Semitism
  • Identify strategies and share resources to address anti-Semitism in postsecondary environments

 Register online

December 7, 2020
1pm – 3pm
ARCDO Training 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

FALL DATE
FALL TIME
WINTER DATE
WINTER TIME
SPRING DATE
SPRING TIME
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

FALL DATE
FALL TIME
WINTER DATE
WINTER TIME
SPRING DATE
SPRING TIME
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

FALL DATE
FALL TIME
WINTER DATE
WINTER TIME
SPRING DATE
SPRING TIME
Advanced Courses 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.

 Register online

FALL DATE
FALL TIME
WINTER DATE
WINTER TIME
SPRING DATE
SPRING TIME
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.

 Register online

Course D FALL DATE
FALL TIME
WINTER DATE
WINTER TIME
SPRING DATE
SPRING TIME
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 FALL DATE
FALL TIME
WINTER DATE
WINTER TIME
SPRING DATE
SPRING TIME

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ARCDO Training 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

FALL DATE
FALL TIME
FALL DATE
FALL TIME
WINTER DATE
WINTER TIME
SPRING DATE
SPRING TIME
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

FALL DATE
FALL TIME
FALL DATE
FALL TIME
WINTER DATE
WINTER TIME
SPRING DATE
SPRING TIME
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

FALL DATE
FALL TIME
FALL DATE
FALL TIME
WINTER DATE
WINTER TIME
SPRING DATE
SPRING TIME
Advanced Courses 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.

 Register online

FALL DATE
FALL TIME
FALL DATE
FALL TIME
WINTER DATE
WINTER TIME
SPRING DATE
SPRING TIME
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.

 Register online

Course D FALL DATE
FALL TIME
FALL DATE
FALL TIME
WINTER DATE
WINTER TIME
SPRING DATE
SPRING TIME
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 FALL DATE
FALL TIME
FALL DATE
FALL TIME
WINTER DATE
WINTER TIME
SPRING DATE
SPRING TIME

*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