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Registration open for - Understanding and responding to Sexual Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities - Level 1 and 2

 
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Registration open for - Understanding and responding to Sexual Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities - Level 1 and 2
by Leona McColeman - Friday, 8 November 2019, 3:19 PM
 

OCASI

ONTARIO COUNCIL OF AGENCIES SERVING IMMIGRANTS

 

Is pleased to announce our e-learning course series on

 Understanding and responding to Sexual Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities - Level 1 and 2

Level 1: November 15 – December 13, 2019

Level 2: January 6 – February 3, 2020

 

The purpose of this FREE two part course series is to help front-line workers better understand and respond to sexual violence in immigrant and refugee communities.

 

Course Overview:

In this course, you will learn about:

  • The unique experience and stories of immigrant and refugee survivors of sexual violence
  • Debunking harmful myths about sexual violence and how to recognize and victim-blaming
  • Anti-racist and anti-oppressive approaches to understanding sexual violence
  • How to respond to disclosures of sexual violence and support survivors

  

Certification:

You will receive a certificate of completion from OCASI for both Level 1 and Level 2 of this course series. By the end of this course series, you will have two certificates of completion.

 

Time Commitment:

  • Level 1 and Level 2 have 5 modules each, so there are 10 modules in total.
  • Each module takes about an hour to complete.
  • You will have one week to complete each module at your own pace, with the support of the facilitator.
  • There is a two week break between Level 1 and Level 2.

 

 Course Dates:

LEVEL 1

Friday, November 15, 2019: Module 1 starts

Friday, November 22, 2019: Module 2 starts

Friday, November 29, 2019: Module 3 starts

Friday, December 6, 2019: Module 4 starts

Friday, December 13, 2019: Module 5 starts

 

LEVEL 2

Monday, January 6, 2019: Module 1 starts

Monday, January 13, 2019: Module 2 starts

Monday, January 20, 2019: Module 3 starts

Monday, January 27, 2019: Module 4 starts

Monday, February 3, 2019: Module 5 starts

 

To Register for the Course Series: Click Here

 

Please note: Course registration closes on November 14, 2019, and spaces are limited. Enroll early! 

 

Course Facilitator:

Sidrah Ahmad-Chan is the Senior Coordinator of OCASI’s Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence. She is pursuing a PhD in Adult Education and Community Development and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto, where her research focus in on gendered violence in Muslim communities and Islamophobia. For the past 3 years, Sidrah coordinated the Immigrant and Refugee Communities – Neighbours, Friends and Families Campaign at OCASI, where she supported immigrant and refugee community members from across Ontario in carrying out in anti-gender-based violence prevention activities and educational events in their communities. She is passionate about writing, community-based education and advocacy. 

 

For more information on the course, contact the course facilitator:

Sidrah Ahmad-Chan

Email: smahmad@ocasi.org

      Phone: 416-322-4950 ext. 240

 

OCASI’s Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence online courses are funded by

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).