Course Details

Ally in Action – January 2019

A course designed to help you develop the awareness, knowledge and skills necessary to actively take a stand against any form of injustice.

Date Learning Hours Non-HHS Fee($) HHS Fee($) CCHL Fee($) Location
2019/01/14 7 50 0 50 Main Street West Urgent Care Centre, CFPD Classroom

Date: 14-01-2019 All Day

Date: 21-01-2019 All Day

Course Description:

Ally in Action: Striving for Social Justice in Your Personal and Professional Life

LEADS Domain: Lead Self

Learning Hours: 7

Cost (HHS Staff and Physicians): $FREE

Cost (Non-HHS): $50

Cost (CCHL): $50

Date: Mondays -  January 14, 2019 AND January 21, 2019

Time: 8:30AM to 12:30PM

Location: Main Street West Urgent Care Centre, CFPD Classroom

Target Audience: All Staff, Leaders and Physicians


Course Description:

Have you ever witnessed or experienced racism, homophobia, or sexism within your work environment? Did you know how to respond? Although people want to speak up to these controversial situations, and advocate for the people being impacted, they often grapple in silence with how to address the situation.

The Ally in Action program is perfect for people who are passionate about social justice and change, and people who want to advocate for individuals who are at risk for experiencing injustice, and aren’t quite sure how to speak up. Within 2 interactive training sessions, you will have the opportunity to work in a safe group environment to learn about privilege and oppression, and develop practical advocacy strategies to support patients, colleagues, and people outside of your professional scope.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course you will be able to:
• Act as a supportive ally for diverse and marginalized individuals, in order to take a stand against any form of injustice.
• Adopt strategies to listen well, and successfully and respectfully engage in courageous, controversial, at times challenging, but necessary conversations.
• Understanding how privilege, power, and oppression contribute to social injustice.

Faculty Team:

Jane Hastie, LL.M (ADR), Human Rights and Inclusion Specialist, Hamilton Health Sciences
Ash Couillard, MA, Human Rights and Inclusion Coordinator, Hamilton Health Sciences

Special Course Features:

Ally Manual, Toolkit and Other Resources


MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION:   Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 7 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.