Access & Equity: Making your Agency a Positive & Accessible Space - Font-line Staff Training

Start date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 -
8:30am to 4:30pm
Postal address: 
Cross Cultural Learner Centre
505 Dundas Street
London, ON


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.

To register, please click here