We offer programs for the general public as well as educational programs and diversity training for organizations and professionals in many spheres. If you want a speaker or a program customized for you, 

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Upcoming Events

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December 1, 2021

Welcoming Workplace

[Closed Event] With the City of Waterloo we will explore the importance of religious literacy and create practical tools and strategies to ensure a welcoming workplace.

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January 26, 2022

The Protestant Reformation and the Founding of the Modern West

[Registration will open soon!] The Protestant Reformation changed everything: how we understand politics, religion, the ideal life, and even ourselves. We will explore how this world-altering event has shaped us all, be we Protestant, Catholic, Jew, Atheist or otherwise.

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February 8 & 20, 2022

Years of Interfaith: Here’s What I Learned - Seniors in Conversation

[Closed Event] Twenty years ago, I entered a path that would define my career. I’ve had the privilege of visiting hundreds of mosques, synagogues, temples, and Wiccan covens. They’ve taught me so much. Here, I will share some of the most important things I learned.

We were delighted to have the opportunity to offer these programs recently. If you are interested in hearing about what Encounter World Religions can bring to your organization, school, or group please reach out to us via

encounter@worldreligions.ca

Past Events

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Connecting Across Difference: Religious Inclusion and Diversity

[Closed Event] Kinross's customized program combined content from our Discovering Identities program and our Religion at Work program. Together we explored how religious inclusion is a priority for Kinross, the industry and organization's best practices and how teams can work together to support a welcoming, inclusive and effective workplace.

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World Religions Series - Ontario Provincial Police

[Closed Event] A series on learning about different ethnoreligious communities for police staff.

  • Hinduism

  • Buddhism

  • Judaism

  • Islam

  • Christianity

  • Sikhism

  • Wicca & Implicit Bias

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Challenges in Donation and Transplantation

Brian discussed religious literacy with respect to end of life issues and donation. Organ donation literally saves lives. Being able to understand the religious issues can help lead to donations and new life for recipients.

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Window into Christianities

[Closed Event] For Hyundai we focused on the importance of religious literacy in a welcoming workplace, and provided their staff with insight, tools, and the confidence to have open and supportive conversations with colleagues and customers.

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Religious Diversity & Inclusion at Work - Magnet Forensics

[Closed Event] Workplace success requires trust and relationships. In this webinar, we explored religion, often the neglected, avoided topic when it comes to diversity and inclusion. For many, religion is central to their very identity and yet we communicate to staff that this part of them must be kept private or hidden. We learned about a Western bias regarding religion, how this bias distorts our perceptions and the danger of a single story.

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Religious Inclusion: A Starting Point for the Workplace

[Closed Event] With a diverse workforce comes diverse religious practices. This webinar explored some starting steps to becoming a more religiously inclusive workplace that can engender and stimulate a climate of pluralism.

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One Burlington - Panel on Islamic Heritage Month

[Open To Public] Brian joined a panel on learning about Islam and the contributions of Muslims. Follow the link here to find out more.