Chris D'Souza

Workshops

Pricing - in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area)

For School Boards
Student Assemblies: $1250.00 plus HST Staff Workshops: $1250.00 plus HST Student and Staff Package: $1,500.00 plus HST (Must take place on the same day).
Non-Educational Agencies
Keynote Presentations Range from $1500 - $2500 depending on audience size and duration. Full day Workshops: $3,500.00 - $4,500.00 plus HST Half Day Workshops: $2,500.00 - $3,500.00 plus HST All bookings in Canada are subject to HST.
Lectures outside the GTA are subject to travel expenses and final costs will be worked out with each client on an individual basis. No reasonable budget will be turned down.

Abstracts

New for Educational, Social Service and Corporate Clients - A C.R.A.S.H. Course on Anti-oppression.
This brand new 120 minute workshop is based on the new book "A C.R.A.S.H. course on Anti-oppression- Examining Classism, Racism, Ableism, Sexism and Heterosexism." Participants will be encouraged to analyze their power/privilege and/or their potential to be marginalized based on their own complex intersecting identities. They will also be guided on an interactive journey that will explore how humans are socialized to be biased and how bias can further oppress co-workers and others within their sphere of influence.
A C.R.A.S.H. Course Part Two
Leading for Equity-Using Chris's book with the same title, this workshop is a follow up to the first one and will examine systemic oppression and strategies to mitigate it within corporate and social service institutions. Case studies will be studied to elicit strong group discussions in order to further delve into the ways that complex body identities can be included in the workspace.
The I.R.T. Project (Indigenous and Racialized Teachers for Leadership)
School boards understand that they require a greater number of teachers with Racialized and Aboriginal heritage to join the administrative ranks of these institutions To that end I have developed the A.R.T. project comprised of a five module programme to support those teachers who self identify as such with the goal of supporting, mentoring and preparing them to become managers, consultants, department heads and/or vice principals. The programme will focus on concepts around Critical Race Theory, Inclusive Mechanisms, The Burden of One's Representation and the Challenge of Leadership and Identity Politics. Cost TBD/Negotiated on case by case basis.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundations "Foundations in Equity"
This 5 module programme (plus one on-line component), supported and managed by the Canadian Race Relations, is anchored in Critical Race Theory and is designed for school board employees at all levels of the organization. The course is an intense immersion in equity based pedagogy, and it challenges participants to think about how their identities interact and impact with other people. (I have facilitated 15 programmes over the past four years to school boards across the GTA with rave reviews. This past June a Principal from the Grand Erie District School board stated, "that is was the best course she had ever taken in her 22 year career".) Programmes generally run once a week for five weeks, but scheduling is flexible. (Includes three guest lecturers and a certificate of completion for each participant). Cost $8000.00.
Taking Equity to the Next Level:
This new programme has been developed specifically for school board administrative teams (including consultants and managers). The full day programme is designed to sharpen administrators' equity lens in order for them to better understand and navigate the complex landscape of identities within their teaching staff, support staff, parent/guardian community and student population. It will cover such topics as: 1. Critical Race/Anti-Oppression Theory. 2. Deconstructing Identity Bias. 3. Intersectionality and Identity Politics. 4. The negation of the Racialized experience as a form of oppression. 5. Equity and Organizational Change. 6. Understanding Privilege. 7. Gender Inequity and its impact on school systems. 8. Gospel Values and Human Rights. (For Catholic Boards) 9. Inclusive Mechanisms and Practice. Each programme will be tailored to the client's specific staffing needs. Cost ranges from $3000-$4000 depending on participant group size and location.