Bystander Intervention Training

ICA’s Bystander Intervention Training 1 will include practical training to help participants interrupt and address racism wherever they find it. This training teaches the history of bystander intervention, an overview of racism and its various forms, and an introduction to various constructive ways to intervene during instances of racism. Participants will begin to recognize ways they can use practical anti-racism tools to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour in their communities.

Bystander Intervention Training will be open to all Victoria residents in the fall of 2021. Dates coming soon.

ICA’s Bystander Intervention Training 2 includes focused practice using the 5D strategies, de-escalation tools, and how to safely engage with perpetrators. Participants will build on their knowledge of various forms of racism, and how to recognize racist acts. The session will build on Bystander 1’s training on the differences between subtle forms of racism/discrimination, such as microaggressions, to overt racism: systemic barriers, physical violence, and other unfair treatment. Participants will go through various everyday scenarios requiring intervention and identify which appropriate strategies to use. Bystander Intervention Training builds on and follows Bystander 1. Completing both trainings is recommended. For further information, please contact our ICA team.

Tools for Equity

We are proud to support residents of the Capital Region to learn practical anti-racism skills. ICA's Bystander Intervention Training will provide participants with tools and skills to interrupt and address incidents of racism and support racial justice in the region.

Contact Us 

Tariro Murwira, Community Engagement Coordinator
Phone: 250.388.4728 Ext. 167

Funding for this program was provided through the
City of Victoria’s Participatory Budgeting.

Building Community

ICA's Community Engagement Team works directly with community stakeholders to fight racism and support diversity, equity and inclusion for everyone in the Capital region regardless of race, gender identity or sexual orientation.

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