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History of Racism and Colonialism in Canada

Instructor-Led Workshop
Gain Insights into Canada's History of Racism and Colonization

History of Racism and Colonialism in Canada

Delving into the roots of Turtle Island, we explore the rich tapestry of Indigenous cultures, the profound impact of colonization, and the often-overlooked history of slavery and selective immigration in Canada. This session navigates the nuanced relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, shedding light on pivotal historical moments and the enduring consequences that shape our present. From selective immigration policies to systemic issues, we unravel the threads of our collective past, examining the persistent cultural stereotypes and inequalities that persist today. The session includes poignant discussions on reconciliation and actionable steps to combat racism, empowering participants to contribute to a more inclusive and equitable future.

Audience

This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to gain deeper insight into the history of racism and colonization of Canada, learn more about how these structures continue to create impact, and begin their anti-racist journey

Primary Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the concepts, systems and policies of Indigenous peoples in place prior to colonization. 
  • Evaluate foundational laws that were used as tools of oppression.
  • Reflect on the systemic racism against racialized populations that take place in Canada every day.
  • Evaluate the current state of Canada by being able to recognize and address systemic barriers that continue to exist.

Agenda & Key Concepts

  • Cultural differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples during colonization
  • The Turtle Island 
  • Colonization
  • “The Indian Problem” and the “Final Solution”
  • Slavery & Immigration 
  • Impact of our history: residential schools, Africville, immigration, systemic racism
  • Workplace data and experiences

Join us in unraveling the complexities of our past and shaping a more just and inclusive tomorrow.

Registration Details

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