The McLean Consulting Group provides workshops to educate and empower participants to be part of the solution to eliminating systemic racism and creating brave spaces where everyone is welcomed and respected.
These workshops can be delivered virtually or in person, and you can choose to spend a day with us to include both workshops or book them separately. We tailor our content to your unique needs while ensuring that critical learning outcomes are covered..
Who is this for?
- Towns, Municipalities, Provincial Ministries, Federal Ministries and Post Secondary Institutions that are not only compelled to implement the TRC/UNDRIP/Human Rights Legislation, but desire better relations and program outcomes with BIPOC communities.
- Faith groups, Service Organizations, Sport and Culture groups, and Citizen Coalitions committed to facilitating local change and want their communities to be safe spaces for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour by being part of the healing and reconciliation process
- Social Service Agencies, Police Departments, Hospital staff, Legal Departments and Child Welfare staff that interact with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, many of whom still are wounded from Intergenerational Trauma and Systemic Racism. This workshop will provide a foundation for more successful approaches to BIPOC clients.
- Businesses, Financial Institutions and Employers who know that Social Equity is appealing to Black, Indigenous and People of Colour and Caucasian customers, and who want to create a corporate climate that would welcome the large talent and labour pool.
Indigenous Allyship Workshop
Canadians from coast to coast are horrified at the revelations of mass unmarked graves of Indigenous children, the stories of residential schools, the ongoing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the lack of clean drinking water on reservations and the overall living conditions of Indigenous people in Canada. Their questions are always “What can I do about this as a non-Indigenous person? How can my business or agency help?
This interactive 3-hour session gives Allies (those who want to help) the information, perspectives and resources to start supporting positive change informed by the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (TRC) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP).
Learning Outcomes for Participants
- Understanding the concept of Indigenous Allyship
- Gaining pre-contact knowledge regarding the fully developed societies and Indigenous Nations of Turtle Island (Americas)
- Learning who Indigenous people are from an Indigenous perspective, and how an Indigenous world view is markedly different than Western perspectives
- Experiencing our history together from an Indigenous lens
- Becoming aware of present-day colonization
- Exploring the concept of privilege
- Receiving resources and toosl on becoming an Indigenous Ally
Rick is a sought-after facilitator with the ability to educate and inspire. His experience delivering training comes from a decade with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, his work as Executive Director at Boys and Girls Club and his service as President of the Board for two Indigenous agencies and several mainstream corporations. Rick brings over two decades of counselling and teaching experience and certifications in MBTI, Emotional Quotient Inventory and Personality Dimensions as well as Indigenous counselling practices. Rick is Anishinaabe, Wolf Clan and is a sweat lodge keeper and pipe carrier.
Words Carry Weight: The Voice Aspiring Allies
This two-hour thought-provoking session will broaden participants understanding of workplace discrimination while challenging them to expand their inclusionary lens and vocabulary. Through several reflective activities, attendees will examine the definitions of intersectionality and Allyship and the tangible steps they can take to support workplace equity.
Learning Outcomes for Participants
- Able to create a safe space collective commitment
- Understand the concept of Intersectionality
- Awareness of “Exclusion hiding in plain sight” and the language of workplace discrimination
- Knowing what Allyship is and why it is needed
- Performative vs Productive Allyship
- Practicing an Allyship Self-Assessment
- Receiving resources and tools
Kimberley John-Morgan is a diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) ghostwriter who collaborates with people who face isms to unapologetically call out workplace discrimination. With a degree in Sociology and a diploma in Career and Work Counselling, Kimberley has 20 years of experience as a career development practitioner. She has worked with dozens of client groups within that time, including internationally trained professionals, street-involved youth, career changers, college students, and new graduates. With a demonstrated commitment to creating a workforce that respects identity intersections, Kimberley currently supports clients through her private practice, Junxure Consulting, in the Greater Toronto area of Ontario, Canada.
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