Community

Community Programs

Harmony Movement offers workshops and educational programs that empower youth and adults to create change in their communities. Our programs focus on building the awareness, knowledge and skills necessary for creating community spaces that are inclusive and welcoming of all dimensions of diversity. Each program is customized to meet participants where they are and build on their knowledge and strengths.

Youth Workshops

Our highly-interactive workshops support young people in becoming leaders for social change. By amplifying youth voice, self-expression and creativity we create a space where youth explore equity and diversity issues that matter to them, and engage in critical thinking, meaningful conversations and personal growth as they gain the tools to lead positive change in society.

Equity and Diversity – The Basics
Participants explore the benefits of diversity and inclusion while gaining the language and tools to confront inequity and challenge stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination in their community.

Equity and Diversity – Going Deeper
Participants gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of systems of oppression, how they affect different groups in society, and what they can do to be effective allies and advocates for inclusion.

Equity Game Show
An interactive game that explores the rarely-discussed moments in Canadian history, while spotlighting histories of social movements, and creating our own vision for an inclusive Canada.

Media and Me
This workshop will take participants on a journey of uncovering the hidden messages, stereotypes, and biases in the media that impact their daily lives, while gaining tools for socially conscious media use.

Evoking the Leader in YOUth!
By exploring diverse leadership styles, this workshop will help participants connect to their own leadership voice and uncover skills to help them be agents of social change in their schools and communities.

Gender Bender
Participants examine the social construction of gender norms and ideas around “masculinity” and “femininity,” and question how these ideas can limit individuals’ well-being and unique self-expression.

Tools for Challenging Homophobia and Heterosexism
Participants will learn about sexual diversity and gain tools for promoting an environment of respect and inclusion for gay, lesbian, bi, queer, and questioning people while learning to effectively interrupt stereotypes and biases that feed homophobic attitudes and behaviours.

Beyond Gender Binary: Challenging Cissexism
This workshop will demystify gender expression and engage participants in challenging limiting assumptions and stereotypes around gender that perpetuate cissexism, the oppression of trans and people with non-binary gender identities. Participants will learn to see beyond the gender binary while actively supporting safe, positive, and inclusive environments for trans and gender-diverse people.

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Participants will examine the relationships between equity and health (both physical and mental) and discuss strategies for promoting the health and well-being of young people.

Environmental Justice
Youth will learn about the connections between environmental justice and social justice, while gaining the tools to create healthier, greener, and more equitable communities.

O Canada!
Using an intersectional lens, this workshop explores identity and belonging while challenging biases and stereotypes that perpetuate racism and xenophobia (hate toward people from other countries). Participants will explore ways to create communities that are inclusive and welcoming of immigrants and refugees of all backgrounds.

Human Rights 101
What human rights do we have? Are human rights universal? What are the protected grounds? These and other questions will be answered in this interactive workshop where participants learn to apply the human rights framework to advocate for equity and inclusion.

Professional Development for Community Workers

Our workshops are highly interactive and incorporate “aha-experiences,” self-reflection, creative methods, and small and large group activities.

Participants leave with new insights and a sharpened “Equity Lens” they can begin applying right away.

There is a menu of options to choose from. Each workshop can be tailored to participants’ needs, realities, and skill level. And if the topic you’re interested in isn’t on the list, contact us to find out if we can deliver it.

Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights – The Basics (Level I)
Participants explore the benefits of diversity and inclusion while gaining the language and tools to call out inequity and challenge stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination in their community.

Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights – Next Steps (Level II)
Participants gain a deeper, more nuanced understanding of systemic barriers and forms of oppression, how these affect different groups in society, and what they can do to be effective bridge-builders in their communities.

From Theory to Practice: Putting Anti-Oppression Theory into Action
Despite best intentions, anti-oppression can sometimes stay at the theory level, failing to translate into meaningful change. This workshop will review the key ingredients of anti-oppressive practice, while offering practical tools and coaching participants in applying them to everyday scenarios and organizational practices.

Beyond "That's Gay:" Tools for Challenging Homophobia and Heterosexism
Participants will learn about sexual diversity and gain tools for promoting an environment of respect and inclusion for gay, lesbian, bi, queer, and questionings people while learning to effectively interrupt stereotypes and biases that feed homophobic attitudes and behaviours.

Beyond Gender Binary: Challenging Cissexism
This workshop will demystify gender expression and engage participants in challenging limiting assumptions and stereotypes around gender that perpetuate cissexism, the oppression of trans people and people with non-binary gender identities. Participants will learn to see beyond the gender binary while actively supporting a positive and inclusive environment for trans and gender-diverse individuals.

Team Building Across Differences
Diversity is an asset, but only if groups know how to utilize its strengths. Integrating latest research and best practices, this workshop will help participants identify their individual and collective strengths, understand the role bias plays in hindering teamwork, and explore ways to challenge prejudice while working together across social differences.

“Disability and…”: An Intersectional Approach to Inclusion
Intersectionality is the understanding that identities and experiences of oppression overlap, shaping each person’s unique experience with services. This workshop will help participants develop a more inclusive understanding of accessibility, and share tools for challenging physical, institutional, and attitudinal barriers to access and equity for people with diverse needs and abilities.

O Canada!
This workshop will use an intersectional approach to challenge biases and assumptions about immigration and demystify Canada’s immigration system, helping participants gain greater understanding of the barriers faced by newcomers, refugees, and people with precarious status, as well as ways to create more inclusive communities.

Keynotes and Presentations
We deliver interactive and engaging keynotes for large and small audiences, and offer presentations on topics related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and human rights.
Like our programs, our keynotes are interactive and use creative approaches to elicit new insights and ways of thinking about a topic.
Contact us for more information.

 

Partner With Us

There are many ways in which we can collaborate to help you build capacity for Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Collaborative funding proposals
  • Project-based partnerships
  • Co-hosting workshops and events

… and more!

Have an idea you’d like to explore? Contact Ilaneet Goren igoren@harmony.ca

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