The Cross Cultural Learner Centre and OCASI Positive Spaces Initiative would like to invite front-line staff to attend a full day Proffessional Development Training.
1. Everyone can work to create Positive Spaces by challenging homophobia, biphobia, transphobia ,cissexism, monosexism and heterosexism and by becoming an ally.
In this workshop, participants will gain a broader knowledge on:
- Terminology and language (defining LGBTQIA* Communities)
- How to apply an intersectional analysis and use an ARAO approach to various forms of discrimination
- Issues and barriers faced by LGBTQ IA newcomers and refugees living in Ontario
- Service providers responsibilities under O.H.R.C ( Ontario Human Rights Code)
- Developing strategies, action plans and best practices on how to create and better serve LGBTQIA* newcomer
2. Immigrant and refugees (including newcomers) with in/visible disabilities experience a number of unique barriers compared to newcomers without disabilities. The passing of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in 2005 provides us with the opportunity to learn, reflect, discuss, and implement inclusive and accessible services for all newcomers with in/visible disabilities.
In this workshop you will learn:
- How the medical and social models of disability come to shape our understanding of disability
- Disability legislation's and policies (.e.g. AODA, Ontario Human Rights Act, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, etc.) so you can better support newcomer with in/visible disabilities
- More about the experiences newcomers within/visible disabilities
Hands on tips and tools on how to better support newcomers with in/visible disabilities at your agency
Accessible and inclusive strategies at the service and organizational level
Note: Space is limited, therefore register early to secure a seat. Let us if know if you have any accessibility needs.
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