This training is complementary for Members of the Toronto Hostels Trainings Centre, in celebration and recognition of Black History month.
Facilitator: Vania Patrick-Drakes
Far from being mild, infrequent, or inconsequential, anti-Black racism is woven into
policies and practices across many sectors in Ontario, with deleterious impacts on
Black Ontarians’ lived experiences and outcomes.
Using introspective exercises, group activities, discussions and case studies, this ABR
training session takes a deep dive into the history and modern-day prevalence and
impacts of anti-Black racism within Ontario. This session also supports participants in
understanding ways to actively fight anti-Black racism within their personal and
By the end of this session, participants should have:
1. An in-depth understanding of the construct of anti-Black racism, including its
2. An awareness of the pervasiveness of anti-Black racism across systems and
sectors in Ontario, including within education, health, criminal justice, housing
and child welfare
3. An awareness of the impact of anti-Black racism on Black people’s lived
experiences and outcomes
4. An awareness of the rich, diverse nature of Black communities across Ontario,
and how intersecting identities can further compound the impacts of anti-Black
5. A toolbox with practical, sensible strategies to incorporate self-awareness and
anti-racist practices in both professional and personal spaces
There is no cost for this training, however, we ask that agencies limit enrollment to maximum 1 staff, to support equitable access for others.
REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS PROGRAM - THTC DOES NOT MAINTAIN A WAITLIST or CANCELLATION LIST. Please refer to the training calendar for future availability.