Anti-Racism Workshop

Date: February 13-14, 2024
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom

How do health care and social services professionals begin to put a dent in the racial inequities that exist in our fields? Join us for a two-day anti-racism workshop and active learning session to explore how we can participate in anti-racist change in British Columbia's health care and social services systems. Build your understanding of what anti-racist health care is, how to create cultural safety for Indigenous and racialized patients and clients, and how to make meaningful change to your practice and the health care and social services systems.

This workshop is open to all HSA members who are interested in engaging in anti-racist change and are interested in learning about racial inequities within the health services sector and their impacts to client care and experience.

Feedback from a 2023 class:

“A good foundational workshop to learn about racism and anti-oppressive practices at individual and systemic levels. HSA is living up to its commitment to address racism and educate its members.”

“I had the valuable opportunity to recently attend the Anti-Racism Workshop delivered by HSA. I found the facilitators, Chanelle and Heather, to be exceptionally knowledgeable, informative, humorous and non-judgemental in their presentation of this difficult topic. The content was clear and relevant, and the facilitators skillfully used a variety of methods to help us to understand the message. I left the training feeling better informed, energized to do my part, and committed to taking action in the near future. I highly recommend this training for anyone interested in social justice and anti-racism.”

Facilitator’s Biographies:

Chanelle Tye

Chanelle Tye is an equity and inclusion collaborator and an engaging facilitator who specializes in the areas of anti-racism and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE). She has a Master’s of Education in Equity Studies from Simon Fraser University with a focus on improving outcomes for organizational equity, diversity, and inclusion training. With ten years of experience as an out queer public school teacher, Chanelle was most recently the Provincial SOGI Education Lead with the Ministry of Education. She brings a deep knowledge of the dynamics of power and privilege within educational and institutional contexts. Her use of humour, conflict-resolution strategies, and participant engagement ensure safe learning environments for novices and experts in social justice issues.

Heather Kelley

Heather Kelley is an equity and inclusion educator and facilitator with experience and expertise in the areas of anti-racism, climate justice, and LGBTQ2IAS+ inclusion. She has a Master’s of Education in Equity Studies from Simon Fraser University and focused on anti-racist education and queer teacher experience. Before moving into the role of Assistant Director of Social Justice at the BC Teachers’ Federation, she was a teacher in North Surrey. She has been developing, creating, and facilitating anti-racism, LGBTQ2IAS+ workshops, and professional development, as well as creating resources, curriculum, and lesson plans for the last fifteen years both within and beyond public education.  She has a deep love of working with adults and creating spaces where vulnerability and connection lead to learning.

Participants will receive wage replacement, and pre-approved dependent care costs for virtual workshops in accordance with HSA Policy. No meal per diems will be provided.

To register for this workshop log into My Events Registration using the prompts provided. Workshops are listed under Other events. Please select ‘create a login’ through the Event Registration and click on the ‘here’ to receive your member ID by email or call the HSA office at 604.517.0994 or 1.800.663.6119 if you do not know your HSA member ID number.