With particular emphasis on embodiment through experiencing and reflection on the complexity of “diversity”, we will thoughtfully deepen our awareness and acknowledgment of the forms of inequity and oppression and inspire passion for change.
Participants will be introduced to a framework for identifying challenges and developing tools for self as well as organizational Cultural Competence.
For those seeking cultural competency, diversity and anti-racism training.
Program Cost: $440 (tuition, meals & accommodation)
Local Price: $360 (without overnight)
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program.
Amanda Reddick, is an experienced facilitator and counsellor. She has a background in Peace and Conflict Studies which compliments her passion for community building and social justice. Amanda is a certified Dialogue for Peaceful Change Mediator, a member of the Black Leadership Advisory Committee and the Program Resource Group at Tatamagouche Centre, and is interested in processes that lead to healing and understanding.
Mohamed Yaffa uses the ASPIRE model in educating staff in his role with the Diversity and Social Inclusion Program with the Capital Health District Authority – whose focus is on reducing health inequities for marginalized populations in the district. He coordinated cultural and family violence prevention programs for Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services (ISIS) for six years, facilitating the bridging of cultural gaps for new comers to Canada, awareness raising and skill development for private and public sector service providers.
Mohamed has been part of the Tatamagouche Centre Program Resource Group (PRG) since 2002 and has applied the ASPIRE model for educational programming for over 10 years. Mohamed has been involved in many social justice, bridge-building and inter-faith initiatives in Nova Scotia, bringing a multi-cultural perspective to the work.