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Get the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills to address Indigenous-specific racism in adult learning environments.

VCC Award of Achievement
92 hours
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What you will learn


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Design and deliver lessons that guide learners through the experiential learning cycle, demonstrating effective lesson design, teaching, and facilitation skills.
  • Discuss key concepts of racism and colonization, including the history and ongoing manifestations of colonization, and respond to common misconceptions and objections.
  • Identify and analyze the different ways learner resistance may manifest in response to discussions on colonial history and other Indigenous-related content.
  • Develop self-awareness on what may trigger facilitators and learners in the face of anti-Indigenous racism and resistance.
  • Use self-awareness as a tool for managing triggers in self and others when addressing anti-Indigenous racism.
  • Employ a range of specific strategies to unsettle the resistance and support learning in their classroom.
  • Discuss how co-facilitation and inter-racial facilitation can be used to navigate challenging situations in the classroom.
  • Demonstrate effective anti-racist facilitation, inter-racial facilitation, and co-facilitation skills in dealing with a range of facilitation scenarios.
  • Develop a sustainable reflective practice for ongoing improvement.

What to expect


A wide variety of instructional strategies is used in the program. Instructional strategies may include interactive lectures, story/scenario-based discussions, small-group and large-group in-class activities, guided self-reflection, case studies, role playing, and micro-facilitation and feedback cycles.


Admission requirements


English 12 with a minimum C- grade or equivalent, or departmental approval.


Recommended Characteristics


New and practicing facilitators teaching in adult education environment with particular focus on Indigenous facilitators working at the community-based level.

Racialized and White facilitators, particularly those working alongside Indigenous facilitators in an interracial co-facilitation setting, who may be dealing with anti-Indigenous racism in their teaching/facilitation.


Fees and other costs  

Fee description Fee Amount Notes
Tuition $3,200  
College initiative $14  
Campus resource $64  
Total $3,278  

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Course code Course name Credits Course outline
ARFC 3001 Anti-racist Facilitation 0 View
ARFC 3002 Develop Anti-racist competence 0 View
ARFC 3003 Anti-racist Intensive 0 View


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