Cultural Competency Training/Workshops

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We offer customized, experiential and interactive trainings and workshops that pay careful attention to the wide array of adult learning styles. Our experienced trainers are both content experts as well as gifted facilitators.

We also offer keynote speaking engagements from our diverse team of inspiring and dynamic individuals.

Please contact our Coordinator – Trainings and Presentations, Sabre Pictou Lee, to learn more: 

We currently offer trainings in two subject areas:

Anti-Oppression / Anti-Racism 101

Our experienced team of trainers offers workshops on how organizations and communities can implement the practices and approaches that challenge oppression in all its forms. Our introductory workshops, delivered by individuals with lived experiences of oppression, help define for participants colonialism, anti-blackness, islamophobia, gender oppression, and many other forms of oppression in the Canadian context. Attendees then engage  in interactive activities to deepen and apply newfound understandings to real world situations. Offered in half-day, full day, and two-day formats. 

Indigenous Awareness and Respectful Relations

Positive Indigenous-non-Indigenous relations stem from a reciprocal understanding of histories and cultures. Our training sessions have been developed and are facilitated by a team of Indigenous professionals to assist attendees in establishing an understanding of Indigenous histories, cultures, practises, and protocols. Our team of Indigenous teachers and researchers are passionate about expanding non-Indigenous awareness and understandings of Indigenous culture and thereby facilitating more respectful relationships between communities. Offered in half-day, full day, and two-day formats. 

Our team has offered trainings and presentations to many organizations, including:

  1. Somerset West Community Health Centre
  2. Crime Prevention Ottawa
  3. School of Social Work, Carleton University
  4. YouthREX
  5. Student Federation of the University of Ottawa
  6. Graduate Association of Social Work, Carleton University
  7. Metis Nation of Ontario
  8. Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
  9. Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa
  10. Tsilhoqt’in Nation
  11. Wapikoni Mobile
  12. KM Law Firm
  13. Sipekne’katik Band Indian Brook First Nation Health Centre
Courtney Vaughan
Business Development Assistant - Trainings and Presentations Trainings Facilitator