Member Information

Training Opportunities:


The AYC will budget and coordinate member training regarding inclusive leadership and anti-racism starting in 2022, in the meantime there are several learning options  below to sign up for, read and or watch as well as share with your staff and volunteers.

Systemic Racism in Canada – Racism is commonly understood or taken up in public as being about personal interactions rather than how institutions maintain racism through the implementation of policies, practices and programs.  This ppt course was designed as an opportunity for learning how racism functions as an interconnected system.  Access the PPT course here. 

Yukon First Nations 101 https://www.yukonu.ca/programs/courses/yfn-001 Develop a broader understanding and appreciation for the key moments in Yukon First Nations distant and recent past.  The livestreamed training includes interactive activities, discussions and presentations.

Employees and councils can access up to 2/3 of funding for training through CTTS here http://www.ayc-yk.ca/programs/c_t_t_s__training

Watch Residential School Survivors testify for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Warning: Content may be disturbing to viewers. https://legacyofhope.ca/wherearethechildren/stories/

Read Yukon’s MMIWG2S+ strategy.

Here is a list of films related to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. https://www.kairoscanada.org/missing-murdered-indigenous-women-girls/films

Further education can be found here for freehttps://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html

Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019-2022 https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/anti-racism-engagement/anti-racism-strategy.html

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation will provide support, education and training initiatives in the pursuit of eradicating all forms of racial discrimination https://www.crrf-fcrr.ca/en/programs/education-and-training

Further u-tube videos provided by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation below:

1. The Science of Racism | The Science of Racism is a short educational video exploring the ways in which our brain compartmentalizes, classifies and subconsciously discriminates in order to make sense of the world around us.

2.RDS vs. A Story of Race and Justice | This film tells the personal story of Rodney Darren Smalls’ (RDS), and his journey to shake the stereotypes that followed him as a Black teenage drug dealer and channel his entrepreneurship into community benefit.

3. Mother Tongues: The Journey of Tam Goossen | Through the lens of her life story, Toronto activist and educator Tam Goossen speaks to the challenges and triumphs of Chinese Canadian communities.

4. Walking in Two Worlds - Chloe Dragon Smith | This film follows the story of Chloe Dragon Smith, a young Metis woman from the small northern city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She is of Chipewyan and European heritage and she grew up close to her Indigenous cultural values and learned traditional skills for living on the land. This northern upbringing shaped her values today.

5. Accidental Activist - El-Farouk Accidental Activist is a story of an immigrant from Tanzania who came to Canada as a young boy.  In the process of overcoming personal challenges of identity and belonging, El-Farouk has dedicated himself to creating a world of wellness and oneness.

6Beyond Unceded Territories - Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun | Beyond Unceded Territories dives deeply into the perspective of artist and activist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Yuxweluptun, one of Canada's most outspoken and influential contemporary artists. He is of Cowichan and Okanagan First Nations decent. His work is highly political and confront issues of colonization, climate change, and oppression head-on. He recently collaborated on a virtual reality film, Unceded Territories, with director Paisley Smith, making issues of climate change tangible for audiences when they unknowingly embody the suited, evil 'Super Predator,' often depicted in his work. In Beyond Unceded Territories, Yuxweluptun shares his feelings honestly against a backdrop of climate and pipeline protests. Yuxweluptun uses his art as a tool to effect change – and change is coming.

7. Inuk Butterfly - Olivia Thomassie | Olivia Lya Thomassie is an Inuk woman following her path through art. Beading, photography and tattooing are her defense against prejudice and difficulty. This documentary explores her complex search for identity in the face of culture shock. Her resilience and her thirst for adventure mirror the flight of a butterfly in nature or in the immense urban landscape.

Understanding Anti-Black Racism – Micro Learning Series:

    • PodcastThe History of People of African Descent in Canada
      In this podcast, Dr. Isaac Saney discusses and explains the history of people of African descent in Canada and the long struggle for freedom and self-determination.
    • VideoHantz' Story
      In this video, Hantz Prosper shares his personal story and his lived experience with racism.
    • VideoAllyship
      In this video, various experts discuss anti-Black racism and allyship, as well as the importance of allyship and how to be an ally.
    • VideoAddressing Anti-Black Racism in the Federal Public Service
      In this video, various experts provide information and suggestions on how to combat anti-Black racism in the Canadian federal public service.
  • Diversity - Panel Discussion: Black Careers Matter!
    Black careers matter! Learn about the challenges, opportunities and realities of Black employees for career advancement from the experiences of Black senior leaders at ESDC.
  • Understanding Anti-Black Racism and How to Be an Ally
    Revisit the panel discussion on anti-Black racism, notably how to address it and how to be an ally. Our subject matter experts addressed the historical Black experience in Canada, and talked about current experiences within the federal public service and how you can make a difference.
  • Three tips for creating a network for Black employees within your department (YouTube video)
    In this video, the Treasury Board Secretariat Black Employees Network and the Federal Black Employee Caucus offer 3 tips to help you establish a network for Black employees and allies in your department.

Canadian Human Rights Commission (YouTube video playlists)

Resources:

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Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

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