Tools for Equity Program Details

To have any hope of real and lasting change, inequity must be addressed from a structural and systemic lens. That is why ICA is moving away from one-off diversity workshops that studies show are not effective in creating sustainable shifts in culture.

The Tools for Equity Program is an in-depth anti-racism program that requires:

  1. A deep understanding of the historical roots of racism and discrimination
  2. Time and genuine commitment
  3. Adequate resources
  4. Collective ACTION from every member of an organization

 

The program includes 5 training modules, between 2-3 hours long, that have been developed to be taken in chronological order, with each module building on information from the last. Once you’ve completed all 5 modules, we’ll be offering a suite of educational EDI (Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) workshops that fill in any knowledge gaps, and that can be booked as needed.

Bystander Intervention Training

The Bystander Intervention Training Program is designed to equip Victoria residents with practical skills and tools to be better anti-racist allies.

Module #1 – Why Now? A Case for Equity

Module #2 – How Organizations Can Implement Equity Frameworks

Module #3 – Organizational Equity Audit (Pre-audit workshop; Audit which includes an all staff & Board member survey and some in-person interviews; Analysis of results and areas of greatest need & concern identified)

Module #4 – Cultivating Cultures of Inclusion & Anti-Racist Practices in the Workplace

Module #5 – Bystander Intervention Training 1 & 2: Practical Strategies that Interrupt Incidents of Hate & Discrimination

Educational EDI Workshops:
  1. Inter-Cultural Intelligence
  2. Understanding Micro-aggressions & Anti-Bias Training
  3. What True Allyship Looks Like in Practice
  4. The Importance of Understanding Intersectionality
  5. Power & Privilege
Fee Structure

The first 3 foundational modules: $4,500 in total

The rest of the modules and workshops will range in price from $500 – $1,000 depending on:

  • Your goals and priorities
  • The size of your organization
  • Your for-profit or not-for-profit status
  • The number of staff and business stakeholders taking the training

Before contacting us for this training program, please assess your organization’s readiness by following the Equity Homework Guide

For more information, contact:

Paulina Grainger, Manager Arts, Equity & Community Engagement
Email: pgrainger@icavictoria.org

This program is generously funded by: