Inclusive Facilitation Training

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Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre, 1365 Richmond Road
Friday, 25 January, 2019 - 09:00 to Saturday, 26 January, 2019 - 16:00
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This training is sponsored by City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) in partnership with the Ottawa Righting Relations Circle. The Ottawa Circle is part of the national network of Righting Relations – a women led, Pan-Canadian network of community educators working together to strengthen our capacity to work critically, creatively and collectively with marginalized communities for radical social change.

This training will be offered in English, with bilingual handouts.
Please note, there is an application process to participate in this training. Application link can be found at the end of the message below.

Participants will:

  • receive CAWI’s Community Facilitation Guide
  • be oriented and invited to the work of Ottawa Righting Relation Circle

By the end of the training, participants will:

  • be able to apply the theory and methodology of inclusive, participatory education and facilitation
  • identify and apply the elements and practices of inclusive facilitation with an emphasis on working across diversity to create equitable spaces
  • have the tools for promoting positive group process and for dealing with difficult group dynamics
  • receive a certificate upon completion of the two full day inclusive facilitation training

Priority will be given to:

  • women and those who self-identify as women;
  • women who have experience as facilitators in their spaces of influence, i.e. work or communities; and
  • women from equity groups, including women with disabilities, youth, Indigenous women, racialized women, individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, as well as women who have recently immigrated to Canada.

Up to 22 women will be selected using the following process:

  • Completion of an application form expressing interests and experiences
  • All applications will be reviewed by the training facilitation team to ensure diversity of participants (organizations/agencies, backgrounds, and facilitation experiences)
  • In some cases, the facilitation team may follow-up with applicants via telephone or email for further questions


  • CAWI does not have funding to cover the expenses of this training, we rely upon fees to help cover the costs
  • Participants will pay fees based on a sliding scale from $400 to $800 depending on your or your organization’s ability to pay
  • Limited number of fully subsidized spaces and partially subsidized spaces are available
  • Child/family care will be covered for those who are qualified for fully subsidized training

Meet Our Facilitators

Tong Zhao-Ansari

Tong Zhao-Ansari

Tong, CAWI’s Community Engagement Coordinator, is a skilled and experienced facilitator of social change. For 10 years, she has designed and facilitated community engagement and facilitation training to enable people to take action.

Fathiya Warsane

Fathiya Warsane

Fathiya brings her experience of working with community-based and women’s organizations. Informed by her academic studies, she enriches learning spaces with her understanding of the intersections of sexism, racism and colonization, and how to address them.

Terri-Lee Rayvals-Mele

Terri-Lee Rayvals-Mele

Terri-Lee has over 20 years of experience in both workshop design and facilitation. She has designed and delivered workshops to enable people's voices to be heard; in workplaces, community and for unions across Canada.

Fill out the application for this training.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fathiya Warsame at, (613) 261-2251.
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We thank the Catherine Donnelly Foundation for funding the work of the Ottawa Righting Relations Circle, which helps to make this facilitation work possible.