Live Online – Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression (Introduction)

In order to maintain the programming and physical spaces to continue to provide this high level of training, the Centre and its Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to increase our training fees, effective November 15, 2022 and membership fees, effective January 1, 2023. 

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Facilitator: Paul Osborne

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the basic principles of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression.   Participants will have an opportunity to consider how oppression occurs and is maintained in society and within the organization. Participants will be challenged to consider the ways they can act, individually and collectively to address oppression, and become allies and advocates for people who are marginalized.

  • You must be prompt for the course – any time missed will result in certificate not being issued.
  • This training is interactive, all attendees are required to participate.
  • Upon successful completion, a certificate of attendance will be issued.

Target Group: All

Additional Training Method: Agency Training

Total Cost: THTC Members Pay: $80.00 | Non-Members Pay: $90.00

Learning Objectives:

  • The participant will begin to develop skills for analyzing racism, and other forms of oppression.
  • The participant will begin to understand the dynamics of privilege, power, oppression, and social location.
  • The participant will begin to understand how his/her own social identities impact their interactions with clients and colleagues.
  • The participant will understand that being a change agent and an ally is integral to the role of the Shelter system and social service worker.


REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS PROGRAM - THTC DOES NOT MAINTAIN A WAITLIST or CANCELLATION LIST. Please refer to the training calendar for future availability.

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