Personal support workers (PSWs) work in an environment where they interact with, support, and care for people from all walks of life.
Gain the knowledge and skills required to build equity, diversity, and inclusion into everyday interactions at work. Learn the skills to begin identifying equity needs—using inclusive language, self-advocacy, and the practice of allyship in the workplace and beyond.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss foundational concepts related to equity, diversity, and inclusion and examine their role in fostering a sense of belonging within the workplace
- Analyze forms of racism and oppression in the workplace and describe how they impact self and others
- Apply strategies for responding to oppressive behaviours in the workplace and identify self-care practices that support resiliency
- Develop personal and professional practices which proactively contribute to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and foster a sense of belonging
- Guiding Principles: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights
- Exploring the Axis of Oppression: Oppression, Racism, Sexism, Transphobia and Ableism
- Exploring Intersectionality, Positionality, and Bias
- Micro-Aggressions and Self Advocacy
- Allyship and Promoting Change
|Micro-aggressions - Case Study||30%|
|Allyship & Self Advocacy Action Plan||35%|
Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.
- This course is intended for those working within the personal support worker field and for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
- There are no pre-requisites for this course.
- You can expect to spend 8 hours per week to complete the course content, readings, activities, and assignments.
*Course details are subject to change.