Deep Dive: “Diversity 101: Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression (ARAO) Training”

Diversity 101 has been designed to help groups come to a shared understanding of anti-racism/anti-oppression theory and practice.

This workshop provides an overview of Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression (ARAO) concepts and terminology while examining how individuals and groups are impacted by systems of oppression and what can be done to affect change.

Designed for Leaders and People Managers

This Deep Dive is designed for leaders and people managers (or managers-to-be) in non-profit organizations.

What Will You Gain from this Session?

  • Better understanding of the many aspects of racism/oppression
  • Raised awareness of bias, power relationships and privilege
  • Opportunities for ensuring anti-racism/anti-oppression is a priority in our work

Skills Developed

  • Empathetic influence
  • Creative thinking
  • Innovative leadership practice
  • Critical reflection
  • Cultural consciousness
  • Conflict management

Next Session

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Interactive Live Zoom Session
Link will be sent in advance.

Regular Price
Free (costs are being covered by Laridae)

Class-Size Limit
30 People


There is no prerequisite or preparatory material for this course, other than a desire to learn and improve your non-profit management and leadership skill set!

Led by Angela Connors

Angela Connors, the Executive Director of the Community Race Relations Committee, is Anishinaabe from the Saugeen First Nation Beaver Clan. She has a passion for social justice, fueled through her ancestry and shaped by over two decades in the non-profit sector and organized labour.

Angela has worked extensively with organizations across Ontario providing professional development encouraging dialogue and action on anti-racism and anti-oppression. She is a past recipient of the City of Toronto’s Access, Equity and Human Rights Award in Aboriginal Affairs.

Angela has facilitated countless hours of training to individuals representing hundreds of organizations across Ontario. She brings a breadth of experience garnered through her work as an employment counsellor, human resources supervisor, volunteer coordinator, project manager and national union representative.

In 2019 Angela spearheaded the successful campaign to get Peterborough to sign onto the Canadian Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities. She hopes to bring this campaign to municipalities across Peterborough County.

Enroll Now

Fill out the form below to secure your seat.

Please note that in order for us be able to offer this free session to as many organizations as possible, we are limiting the number of attendees per organization to three. If more than three people from your organization would like to take this workshop, please contact Angela Connors directly to arrange a private workshop.