The Canadian Race Relations Foundations (CRRF) regularly receives requests for anti-racism training and workshops.
Events unfolding this year have both accelerated the urgency of and required re-prioritization of some of our activities in response to stakeholder requests and needs. CRRF is a valued education resource with a record of developing educational and training resources focused on both youth and adults. As an enabler, we should respond to broad public demand for education focused on anti-racism, leveraging our education experience to facilitate a relevant, updated and timely workshop on anti-racism. We propose developing a half-day workshop with an option to add module(s) tailored to specific interest(s). This workshop is intended to address understanding systemic racism, emotional impact, social relationships, diversity training and bias.
CRRF Anti-Racism Workshop seeks to build on the achievements of the Canada Beyond 150 initiative and an updated bibliographic search capacity. Our goal is to develop capacity for equity, offering a safe space for discussion and conversation about equity, race, and human rights, while simultaneously helping participants navigate differences, diversity, power relationships and conflict. The curriculum is designed for an experiential learning environment. Expert and screened facilitators will deliver a standard national framework. The workshop’s target audience is all Canadians, whether as an individual or organizational request. Participants materials include pre-workshop reading, in-workshop materials and post workshop resources. Each workshop will be conducted by approved facilitators with subject matter expertise.
Workshop Format and Delivery
The workshop is designed for a one half-day (4 hours) duration.
1. Small group format (up to 15 individuals)
2. Virtual delivery
3. Professionally facilitated
4. Discussion with leaders in the anti-racism field
5. Toolkit and resources
Outline of the Workshop Modules
Below is an outline of the four modules in the workshop curriculum, Anti-Racism in a Canadian Context:
1. Critical Thinking “Ice-Breakers” (20 minutes)
2. Understanding Race (40 minutes)
3. Understanding Racism (40 minutes)
4. History of Racism in Canada (90 minutes)
5. Combatting Racism - Strategies (45 minutes)