Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Webinars


The Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression

Used as an umbrella term that includes activities, practices, policies, ways of thinking, and initiatives that address oppression in all its forms (e.g. racism, homophobia, classism, ablism). Key to anti-oppression is an understanding that inequality and oppression exist in the world, and that all of us participate in unequal power dynamics in a variety of ways. Anti-oppression involves reflection and making choices about how to give, share, wield, or withhold power to assist and act in solidarity with people who are marginalized. Anti-oppression is sometimes used with the terms equity and accessibility: Anti-oppression is a broader term that includes a commitment to equity and accessibility. See both equity and accessibility.

(ARAO) Organizational Change is a 4 part webinar series. Implementing and monitoring Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (ARAO) organizational change are often challenged with where to start. Part of that challenge is in being clear about what ARAO related initiatives looks like in practice. For this series of webinars OCASI's through the Access and EquityEquity is about fairness, justice, access to equal opportunity, recognizing inequalities and taking steps to address them. It requires eliminating barriers to economic, social and political opportunities and access to services. See also anti-oppression. Standards

Desired and achievable levels of performance against which actual performance can be compared. Standards help to bolster public confidence, promote transparency and accountability, enhance performance and effectiveness, and help organizations achieve their mission, improve their practices, and educate board and staff about good practices.

will provide an explicit guidepost, specifically as it relates to the immigrant-serving sector

Used broadly to define a group or cluster of agencies that share some commonality. Here ‘the sector’ refers to community based agencies that serve immigrants and refugees in Ontario. Other relevant sectors include the broader non‐profit sector (sometimes referred to as the voluntary sector), and the community social services sector.


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Introduction: Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression - Key Principles

Accepted bases of action or conduct. For the Organizational Standards Initiative, our guiding principles provide a value‐laden foundation on which our work can be based.


This is the first (1st) webinar in the series of four; it will set the stage by reviewing key principles of ARAO, their relationship with the OCASI Access and Equity Standards and the implications for your organizational development

A process through which an organization increases its capacity to successfully pursue its mission. This can include collaboration to create organizational change, to enhance organizational health, and to improve staff satisfaction and effectiveness.



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Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Framework

This is the second (2nd) webinar in in the Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (ARAO) Organizational Change 4 part series. Topics covered are: What is an ARAO framework? Introduction to cultural competency and culturally competent practice, making the case - articulating and communicating the rationale for ARAO organizational development to stakeholders, Assessing readiness. (Beth and Douglas)


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Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression 'Make your Organization more Accessible and Inclusive

This is the third (3rd) webinar in the Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (ARAO) Organizational Change 4 part series. Topics covered are: Re-cap of the specific areas for assessment, Assessment criteria, Ideas for moving assessment work forward in your organization, and begin to consider additional mechanisms for meaningful change.


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Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Articulating a Guiding Framework/Policy

This is the fourth (4th) webinar in the Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (ARAO) Organizational Change 4 part series. Topics covered are: Re-cap of the ARAO organizational change elements covered in the previous three webinars, Other mechanisms for meaningful change, Articulating a Guiding Framework/Policy, Additional tools and strategies to consider, Trainings, policies & practices and other resources and Webinar series wrap-up and questions.