Upcoming Training Opportunities

Anneli Andre Barrett

Anneli Andre Barrett

Many of you may have had the opportunity to join one of our past Lunch & Learn sessions, like our June session on Cultural Sensitivity. These learning opportunities address issues and problems sponsor groups may face and include knowledgeable experts and a moderator to help sponsors get to the heart of the challenge and offer practical solutions in an online, one-hour discussion.
We have great sessions planned for this fall that we hope you can join:

1. Dealing with Racism: October 18, 12 noon – 1:00 pm

      • Explore effective responses to racism with our expert speaker, Toni de Mello, Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion, at Toronto Metropolitan University.
      • Toni brings a wealth of knowledge as a human rights lawyer, certified coach, mediator, and sponsor and has spent a lifetime researching equity, diversity, and inclusion.
      • Share your experiences and engage in meaningful conversations about coping skills and action plans.


2. Trauma-Informed Care: November 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

      • Our final workshop for 2023 dives into “Trauma-Informed Care” for adults and children in refugee families.
      • Discover how to communicate more effectively with families by understanding the cultural implications and gain insights into addressing traumatic experiences stemming from war, violence, genocide, and persecution during their journeys.
      • Explore coping, healing, and affirming conversations with our expert presenters:
          • Jess Howsam, Researcher
          • Huda Bukhari, Community Engagement Manager at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT)
          • Dr. Yusra Ahmad, Psychiatrist at the University of Toronto


Watch for our registration flyers for these valuable workshops!