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Standing in your Power

Wednesday, February 17 (10 am – 11:30 am)
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Saturday, February 20, (2 pm – 3:30 pm)
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This workshop will help participants:

  • To explore the ways in which social activism has shaped our society and the specific impacts that Black activism has had in Ontario in particular. For example, the creation of the Human Rights Commission.
  • To reframe the way in which they look at activism and consider the benefits and challenges demonstrated through different activism approaches.
  • To provide participants with concrete advise and tips on how to stand in their power and be social justice activists in their daily lives.


Charline is a trailblazer in the diversity, equity and inclusion field, and a fierce advocate for racialized children. In 2016, she led a human rights challenge against one of Ontario’s largest school boards, the York Region District School Board (YRDSB). Determined to change the racism and discrimination her own children faced from the YRDSB, Grant and other diverse community leaders fought against anti-Black racism & anti-Muslim discrimination with resounding success. Charline currently sits on the York Children’s Aid Society Board, representing the needs of Black parents and children. She is also the first person to occupy the position of Provincial Education System Navigator for Parents of Black Children, helping parents navigate the oppressive education system. Charline was the chief advocate in the fight to include hate- related incidents in the professional misconduct criteria for the Ontario College of Teachers, and successfully secured this change. She is leading the charge for education reform, and a new partnership with the Toronto Raptors will ensure change happens for all. In addition to her advocacy, Charline is a business-owner, board member and advisor for a number of organizations & non-profits. She is dedicated, resilient and passionate about standing up against racism and hate in all forms. Charline is also a wife and the proud mother to three amazing children Ziphion, Kezia and Eleazar.

Other Workshops

Workshop 1:

Unpacking the Past and Decolonizing the Future

Wednesday, February 3 (10 am – 11:30 am)
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Sunday, February 7, (10 am – 11:30 am)
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Workshop 2:

Waking Up to a New Reality

Monday, February 8 (10 am – 11:30 am)
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Saturday, February 13 (2 pm – 3:30 pm)
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Workshop 4:

Living the Practice: Anti-Racist in the workplace

Thursday, February 25 (10 am – 11:30 am)
Registration is closed

Sunday, February 28, (10 am – 11:30 am)
Register here before Friday, February 26 @ 3:00 pm

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