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Intersectionality, Anti-Oppression and Collaborative Leadership in Practice Learning Institute

A two-day learning event, a first in North America, was held September 30-October 1, 2016 at the BMO Learning Centre in Toronto. The event brought together innovative trainers and learners who work in leadership roles in equity-based and anti-oppression-based non-for profit organizations, human rights, public health, social services, grassroots and educational sectors to examine intersectional anti-oppression practices within collaborative leadership processes.

The Learning Institute focused on:

  • Strengthening participants’ knowledge of and skills in intersectional, anti-oppressive frameworks and their application in collaborative leadership
  • Enhancing understanding
  • Equipping participants to successfully engage in equitable practices within their leadership roles
  • Providing a comprehensive foundation to identify sources of inequity, such as in health, and how to address them
  • Improving participants’ ability to actualize change within their organization and industry


Attendees explored the following areas from an intersectional, health equity, anti-oppression, collaborative leadership lens:

  • Indigeneity, decolonization, and reviewing the context of “Canadian Leadership”
  • Race, racialization, and resisting racism
  • Women, gender, and demystifying sexism
  • Dis/ability, ableism and redefining accessibility
  • Sexual orientation, gender identity, and resisting heterosexism and transphobia
  • Children, youth, seniors, challenging ageism through the life span

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