Religious Holidays Program
Religious holidays are an excellent opportunity to learn more about the traditions, celebrations and practices of our colleagues and communities. They also provide an easy and effective way to open conversations around the importance of religious literacy and inclusion.
Encounter’s Religious Holidays Program uses holidays as a springboard to creating a welcoming workplace by tapping into natural curiosity and relatable topics. Taught from a non-sectarian perspective this program is welcoming for all religious, spiritual and secular identities.
Through this training participants will:
Gain real insight into Canada’s minority religions by an exploration of some of their most important holidays
See how religious holidays are great opportunities for fostering connection while also learning to mitigate risks stemming from poor assumptions
Learn about biases concerning religious identities in Canadian culture
Understand how religious literacy contributes to psychological safety
Consider how inclusive scheduling creates fairness and belonging
Increase their knowledge of religious communities and gain new comfort in opening conversations
Who should come: excellent program for all staff, particularly frontline staff, supervisors. Makes a great lunch and learn program in advance of key holidays.
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