Course Details

Ally in Action - December 2020

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

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

Date Learning Hours Non-HHS Fee($) HHS Fee($) CCHL Fee($) Location
2020/12/04 7 50 0 50 Zoom (address provided after registration)
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: Fridays – December 4, 2020 AND December 11, 2020

Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Location: Zoom (address provided after registration)

Target Audience:

This course is open to all staff, physicians, and volunteers. We highly recommend that you attend this course with a colleague. It can be difficult to be an agent for change if you are the lone voice in your department, unit, etc.

Faculty Team:
Ally in Action is offered through the Office of Human Rights and Inclusion:

Tina Garnett, Human Rights and Inclusion Specialist, Hamilton Health Sciences
Emmeline Gregoroff, Human Rights and Inclusion Coordinator, Hamilton Health Sciences


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.
• Explain how privilege, power, and oppression contribute to social injustice.


Special Course Features:

Ally Manual, Button and Sticker

Certificate of Membership in the EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Employee Resource Group if you complete all four courses offered by the Human Rights and Inclusion Team via the Centre for People Development:

  • Ally in Action
  • Compassionate Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Intersectional Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression
  • Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Positive Space Training



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.