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CFN DIVERSITY TRAINING WORKSHOP SERIES 

As a part of CFN's mandate to support newcomers and the receiving community in becoming diverse and united, the following workshops are being offered to help build both a settlement sector and a greater Calgary community that is welcoming and inclusive. 

 

These workshops are part of a series designed to increase the comfort, capacity and skills of both corporate and not for profit organizations, as well as settlement practitioners, managers, and other immigrant sector administrators. The workshops provide practical tools and strategies on how to create safer spaces and serve competently all people. Topics include: Cultural Competency, Anti-Racism and Anti-Xenophobia, Competently Serving LGBTQ+ People, Cultural Allyship, and Indigenous Education.


Workshops are being offered through the Centre for Newcomers and others. Workshop bookings require one month or more advance notice of your requested dates.

Discovering Our Differences: An Exploration of Diversity and Inclusion

This introductory workshop is dedicated to educating individuals about concepts related to diversity, inclusion, and psychological safety. Throughout this workshop, participants will examine concepts of privilege, oppression, and social location. Participants will gain introductory knowledge to assess discrimination and personal responsibilities in creating safer spaces. 


Contact Education Coordinator, Michael Cacace at m.cacace@centrefornewcomers.ca for questions, or to schedule a private training for your organization or business.

3 hours, maximum 30 people  

Gender Identity & Expression, Sexual & Romantic Orientation

This workshop will explore gender identity and expression, as well as sexual and romantic orientation. The intersecting and unique experiences of gender and sexually diverse individuals through a Western and global perspectives will be highlighted. Participants will have the opportunity to review inclusive terminology as well as the protection of sexual orientation, gender identities, and expressions. The workshop will create an inclusive and respectful environment for participants to identify and work through challenging scenarios that they, or their organizations may be facing. Participants will learn practical strategies for creating more positive, respectful, and/or safer organizational spaces and culture. 


Contact Education Coordinator, Michael Cacace at m.cacace@centrefornewcomers.ca for questions, or to schedule a private training for your organization or business.

3 hours, maximum 30 people

An Exploration on Supporting LGBTQ+ Newcomers Through Peer Support

This workshop is dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ newcomers through peer support. This workshop will begin by exploring the meaning of mental health and peer support, as well as the specific benefits of peer support. Participants will learn the ethics and guidelines of peer support, as well as be given the opportunity to practice finding similarities with service users and peers, as well as utilizing active listening skills. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to understand the basics to supporting LGBTQ+ newcomers through peer support programming. Registrants will receive all materials an invitation to the online platform via prior to the workshop date.

Contact Education Coordinator, Michael Cacace at m.cacace@centrefornewcomers.ca for questions, or to schedule a private training for your organization or business.

3 hours, maximum 30 people  

Private Bookings Available On Request

The Centre for Newcomers is partnered with the Centre for Sexuality to provide private group workshops on diversity, inclusion and gender and sexual diversity. Those interested can select from a list of predesigned workshops, or request a tailored workshop dedicated to the specific needs of a team in the area of diversity, inclusion and/or gender and sexual diversity.

 

For more information, or to book a workshop for your team, please contact Education Coordinator, Michael Cacace.

3 hours, maximum 30 people

Cultural Competency Training

CFN delivers Cultural Competency Training sessions across the city of Calgary. The training is interactive and incorporates the questions and areas of focus of the audience. Newcomer populations in Calgary and surrounding area, (who are they, history, demographic trends, etc) current issues related to this population (including geopolitical, health, emergent needs, etc), best practices as service provided to immigrants, refugees and ethnocultural minorities and more are often discussed.

Developing cultural competency results in the ability to comprehend and effectively communicate with people across cultures, and work efficiently within a myriad of cultural beliefs. This capability is dependent on one's own cultural worldview, knowledge of alternative world-views, and the acceptance of cultural differences. 

Contact Director, Community Relations & Mentorship Ayotunde Kayode at a.kayode@centrefornewcomers.ca for questions, or to schedule a training for your organization or business.

3 hours, maximum 30 people

Coming Out in a Cultural Context

This workshop teaches concepts about coming out, outing, safety issues, and how they interact with cultural and other contexts for newcomers to Canada. It gives specific ways to discuss coming out within a cultural context and relates openness to sexual orientation or gender identity to privilege, culture, religion, and resiliency. It refers to UNHCR Guidelines for working with LGBTQ+ refugees and the use of interview skills to discuss coming out scenarios


Contact Education Coordinator, Michael Cacace at m.cacace@centrefornewcomers.ca for questions, or to schedule a private training for your organization or business.

3 hours, maximum 30 people

Discovering Our Differences Part II: Allyship and Bystandership

This introductory workshop is dedicated to educating individuals about concepts related to diversity, inclusion, and psychological safety. In Part II, individuals will examine current best practices in allyship and bystandership. Participants will gain introductory knowledge to assess personal roles in facilitating change towards diversity, inclusion and psychological safety.

 

Registrants will receive all materials an invitation to the online platform via prior to the workshop date.

Contact Education Coordinator, Michael Cacace at m.cacace@centrefornewcomers.ca for questions, or to schedule a private training for your organization or business.

3 hours, maximum 30 people  

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Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm


We are closed on Statutory holidays and long weekends

 

Address

1010, 999 - 36 Street NE

Calgary, AB T2A 7X6
 

(located inside the T & T Pacific Place Mall. -  Please use the northeast entrance off of 36 st, 12 Ave NE. No access from 33 st NE.
 

 

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Phone: 403.569.3325
Email: info@centrefornewcomers.ca