into the world of work, Module 4 - Anti-Racism Workshops

In partnership with the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS), we developed a series of Anti-Racism training workshops for newcomers with consultant Lyndi Woo.

As part of CICS’s Into the World of Work (iWOW), a five-module holistic program that combines language training, skills and knowledge building, and community engagement to prepare newcomers and immigrants for career exploration, building, and advancement, we created 3 online workshops as part of module 4 – Your Rights in the Workplace.

Sessions are an hour and a half long and include a participant’s handbook on the following topics.

  • Session 1: Introduction to Systemic Racism in Canada
    • Gain an understanding of the historical roots of racism in Canada and reflect on your own identity in relation to power, privilege, and oppression.
  • Session 2: Impact of Racism in Employment
    • Understand the impacts of racism in the workplace and what your rights are under the Ontario Employment Standards Act.
  • Session 3: Your Role in Combating Racism
    • Gain knowledge and practical skills to help you play a role in combating racism in the workplace and daily life.

If you are a facilitator or educator, direct message us for training dates and more information on how you can access training and other materials.

Created in partnership with CICS and developed WITH CONSULTANT Lyndi Woo.

Lyndi has been an educator and facilitator for over 20 years, dedicating her career to creating spaces for transformative change that are grounded in experiential learning, unlearning, reflection, relationship, and dialogue.  She specializes in adult education, program development, curriculum design, and youth mentorship. She offers expertise in the development and delivery of trauma-informed training in equity, diversity, inclusion, violence prevention, and consent education.

She has provided training and education to support asset based community development in urban Indigenous communities, Indigenous youth leadership, and reconciliation education work with private, nonprofit and public sector organizations, including school boards, social service and healthcare providers. 

Her international experience in Ghana, Nicaragua, Thailand, and Cambodia included the development and delivery of solidarity focused education and supporting community driven initiatives in sustainable economic development, community based tourism, youth rights through arts based education, and environmental education. 

She has a Masters of Education in Adult Education and Community Development from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, with a focus on the sociocultural factors that contribute to the prevalence and normalization of gender based violence. She also holds a Bachelor of Physical Education in Sports Performance from the University of Alberta.

Lyndi currently works as a freelance consultant and facilitator with clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Founded in 1968, the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS) is a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity that provides core settlement and integration services at eight locations across Toronto and York Region, serving more than 20,000 clients every year from early years children to seniors. CICS offers a full range of community services including employment, language training and settlement services, as well as community garden and food programs. CICS is also committed to building welcoming and inclusive communities by being a strong advocate for social justice and anti-racism. 

Supported by Canadian Heritage and the Toronto Raptors.

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