Course Details


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
2019/06/14 7 50 0 50 Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Rm. 1-014A

Date: 14-06-2019 Morning

Date: 21-06-2019 Morning

Course Description:

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

LEADS Domain: Lead Self
Learning Hours: 7


Course Fee

HHS Staff and Physicians: $FREE
Non-HHS: $50
CCHL Members: $50


Date: Fridays -  June 14, 2019 AND June 21, 2019
Time: 8:30AM to 12:30PM
Location: Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Rm. 1-014A


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.