Our training is accessible and provides knowledgeable, practical solutions for front-line workers, supervisors, law enforcement, social workers and others regarding best practices for working with vulnerable people and diverse populations.
If you have questions or concerns about our training, please contact Romi Khabra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Understanding and Mitigating Bias
Taking an intersectional approach, this workshop will help participants to build their understanding of bias and practice steps that can be taken to limit the impact of unconscious biases on our decisions and behaviours. Participants will enhance their self-awareness of their own biases, build understanding of their social conditioning, and examine behaviour versus intention in professed values and daily behaviours. Through case studies and interactive exercises, participants will identify their biases and assumptions, and learn how strategies to mitigate biases at the personal and organizational levels.
Micro-Inequities in the Workplace
A micro-inequity is a behavior, a subtle form of discrimination where a person is singled out, devalued, overlooked, or ignored due to their accent, ethno-racial identity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, disability, or membership in a minoritized group. In this workshop, participants will have a good understanding of micro-inequities, the way they impact individuals, and workplaces, how to identify and respond to such behaviours, and how to implement preventative strategies.
Taking Care: Strategies to Support Self-Regulation and Resilience
The metaphor of the Airlines safety measure “Put your oxygen mask on first so you can help others” has never carried more meaning than now, whether you are on the front lines providing an essential service, working in your office or working remotely from your home.
The Grieving Helper: Holding Hope for Others While Making Space for Ourselves
This workshop explore grief and loss in a personal and professional context. There is a cost to the work we do, and the situations in which we put ourselves, especially in the context of the past couple years. Grief comes in many forms. As helpers, we need to make room for the grief of others but also for our own losses. Krista Osborne will speak about the difficult impacts of grief as well as the opportunity to build deeper connections, joy and hope in our lives and work.
PARTNERSHIPS & SPONSORSHIPS
REACH Edmonton is a collaborator with the following groups in the development and distribution of training opportunities.
CMHA Recovery College Edmonton
Their courses offer more structured learning experiences than many group programs. They’re designed with input from qualified and experienced educators AND people with lived experience. Each course has clear learning outcomes and activities to explore and build knowledge.
REACH Edmonton has provided the following workshops in partnership with various specialists and experts.
Systemic Racism & Becoming an Ally
REACH is collaborating with Native Counselling of Alberta to offer a training on systemic racism and allyship.
A workshop on enhancing self-awareness and prevention strategies for trauma informed approaches.
Participants of this workshop will gain an understanding of how hate functions in Canada.
This workshop will guide participants through the legislation and prosecution of crimes motivated by hate, as well as develop understanding on how to identify the differences between crimes and incidents motivated by hate.
Responding to Hate and Discrimination on the Front Line
This workshop will offer guidance to frontline service providers in recognizing hate and identifying ways to best support their clients and community members.
As helpers, we stay in the room when others leave. The nature of helping means that we will be affected by the work we do – the relationships we build bring us joy and growth along with pain and trauma. Experience and research have taught us that we will all be impacted by our work as helpers and sometimes we will struggle with our work and our lives.
Working with Multicultural Families Experiencing Family Violence
Presented by: Tigist Dafla, Funke Olokude
Participants developed a better understanding of the migration pathways, settlement challenges, and significance of immigration status of immigrant and refugee families. This workshop also provided participants with opportunity to examine culture and power dynamics in these families.
Unpacking Hate Crime: Hate, Bias, and Community Expectations
Presented by: Irfan Chaudhry
This workshop focused on the distinction between hate crimes and hate incidents in Canada. While both hate crimes and incidents impact the community, police services are limited in their involvement with hate incidents (due to their non-criminal nature). This often creates confusion, mistrust, and feelings of resentment between communities impacted by hate and the police.