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OCASI Positive Spaces Training at Parya Trillium Foundation
Sat, 5 November 2016, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
Making your agency a Positive Space.
Committed to making your agency a Positive Space? Here is your chance to do so, OCASI will be hosting a full two-day workshop at Parya Trillium Foundation on September 14 and 15, 2016. These workshops are centered around better equipping settlement workers on how to make their space safe and inclusive for LGBTQIA* newcomer clients.
FREE REGISTRATION This workshop is open to all front line staff, management and program developers that work in surrounding settlement agencies in the York Region. Please register before September 12,2016.
Please note that if you decide to register you will be confirming your attendence for the two days.
September 14, 2016
This module focuses on understanding the particular needs and realities of LGBTQIA* newcomers, and is appropriate if you are in the beginning phases of creating Positive Spaces in your agency.
Focuses on deepening awareness and knowledge from the first module while building on any other training you may have undergone at an organizational and/or individual level, and using this synthesis of information to create organizational standards and best practices for LGBTQIA* service provision for newcomers within your agency. This module is appropriate if you are creating positive spaces within your professional environment and have continuously participated in similar trainings at all levels of your agency.
Using the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) as a framework, this newly designed training is specifically designed for management, and is intended to raise awareness about access as a human right, and support decision-makers in creating and supporting organizational changes. Through practical work and discussion, managers and board members will be better prepared for some of the staff resistance that can hamper organizational changes and present challenges.
The last training module invites participants to engage in an honest and thoughtful discussion of LGBTQ issues and they will leave this session with resources as well as relevant models of good practice. Using detailed case-studies based on real-life examples, participants will gain a fuller understanding of the various dimensions of transnational LGBTQ lives and communities.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on the training.