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Positive Spaces Initiative Webinar Series

As part of a series of new offerings this year, we are excited to present two new webinar series launching later this week. One will be geared for Frontline workers, while the other will be geared for Managers, Board Members, and Executive Directors.

Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Newcomers: A Webinar Series for Managers and Executive Directors

Webinar 1: Framing Positive Spaces - Building an Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive (ARAO) Framework for Leadership
Friday, January 12th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Speakers: Yara Kodershah and Sizwe Inkingi

Acquire the foundational knowledge of what ARAO means in the context of building positive spaces, and the importance of having an active and intentional ARAO framework.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/126469513780402689

Webinar 2: The Importance of Language in Building Policy to Support Positive Spaces
Friday, January 19th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Tatiana Ferguson

Learn the necessary skills to develop workplace policies in order to practice and promote inclusive language practices in the workplace, specifically for the context of LGBTQIA+ newcomers.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/444796821719233537

Webinar 3: Policy, Leadership, and Organizational Change
Friday, January 26th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Joselynn Crosby

Bring together of inclusive and equitable practices to create tangible organizational change that respects the dignity and identities of LGBTQIA+ service users and service providers.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2557089500560668417

Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Newcomers: A Webinar Series for Frontline Workers

Webinar 1: Framing Positive Spaces - Building an Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive (ARAO) Framework for Leadership
Thursday, January 11th, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Speakers: Yara Kodershah and Sizwe Inkingi

Acquire the foundational knowledge of what ARAO means in the context of building positive spaces, and the importance of having an active and intentional ARAO framework.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5987438235872848385

Webinar 2: The Importance of Terminology and Language in Building Positive Spaces
Thursday, January 25th, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Speaker: Zunaira Baig

Learn important terminology and develop a clear understanding of the importance of language as it relates to our work with LGBTQIA+ newcomers.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8692018037387895041

Webinar 3: Trans Migrations - Barriers that Trans Refugees Face In Canada
Thursday, February 1st, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Speaker: Kusha Dadui

Engage with the complexities of intersectional identities using trans refugees as the primary case study. This webinar will help you to understand the nature of interlocking power and privilege.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4074012026124064513

Webinar 4: Integrating LGBTQIA+ Issues with Resettlement Services
Thursday, February 8th, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Speaker: Gabriela Arredondo

Situate LGBTQIA+ newcomer issues in a global context, and develop specific strategies for making your workplace safe and inclusive for LGBTQIA+ newcomers.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8333958777267793921

NOTE: You have to register for each webinar separately. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining each of the webinars.

Technical guidelines:

  • Please be prepared with a headset and mic for the best participation options (or you will be limited to using 'chat' for questions and comments).
  • Please test your equipment BEFORE the webinar because it is quite difficult to resolve technical issues during the presentation.
  • For optimum participation we recommend using a high speed internet cable connection (NOT Wifi) for stable access.
  • Please turn off or move hands-free communication equipment (ie. cellphone, hands-free landline, laptop with mic) away from the computer you will be using for the webinar. We have found that other equipment nearby sometimes causes audio interference.
  • For more information please contact:
    Yara Kodershah, Bilingual Coordinator, Positive Spaces Initiative
    ykodershah@ocasi.org

    Sizwe Inkingi, Bilingual Coordinator, Positive Spaces Initiative
    ainkingi@ocasi.org

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