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Journeys InEquity

Welcome To Journeys InEquity

Promoting equity and inclusion through social justice based education.

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The Journeys InEquity Awards will be returning in for the September 2022 school year!

Congratulations to the Journeys InEquity Award 2020 recipients!

Be sure to support their future initiatives!

Kain Jogie (they/them)  

 

 

 

 

    

 

Kain Jogie - beginning their second year of a Social Service Worker program at George Brown College states this, "Recognizing that social workers and social service workers play a role in policing communities, I aim to become an agent of harm reduction." For years Kain has been active in using their social media platform to share resources, educate and connect the global 2SLGBTQIAP+ community; promoting visibility and opportunities for Black trans, non-binary and gender diverse communities. Working through anti-oppressive frameworks, Kain is currently pursuing opportunities to develop their facilitation skills and tools around wellness and self-care for 2SLGBTQIAP+ students and BIPOC youth.

 

 

Kay Simon (zi-zir) 

Kay Simon is a Black, queer youth entering zir first year of a Social Service Worker program at Seneca @ York. After being a counsellor and leader at a camp for queer and trans youth, Kay is now passionate about bringing camping opportunities to low income BIPOC communities. Kay’s experience navigating mental health challenges fuels zir to want to bring change to ways the Black communities can access mental health awareness, while also challenging how current hospital and mental health facility standards deal with BIPOC and their disabilities. 

 

Louis Morin (he/him)

My name is Louis Morin and I am Metis, specifically of Franco-Miqmac heritage.  My area of study/professional pursuit is in law, specifically to be able to act as a lawyer for families involved in Children's Aid interactions, as well as actions against CAS agents and workers who act in manners of active harm to families experiencing these interactions.  I am a former Crown Ward and, while my home was overall pleasant, I have experienced the lack of professionalism and active, purposeful harm Children's Aid and their actors place on vulnerable persons and families that fall under their purview.

This bursary allows me to continue working towards this goal, as well as my student and community advocacy on behalf of Indigenous persons.  Thank you again for your support and recognition!

Journeys InEquity is a grassroots consulting service based in Toronto Canada, which provides equity-based education to workplaces, schools and communities. We have moved to providing workshops online which has allowed our capacity to be accessible Canada-wide! 

Journeys InEquity provides speakers, facilitators and consultants who are very experienced in a diverse range of topics including but not limited to:

  • Equity

  • Anti-Oppression

  • Anti-Black Racism

  • LGBTQ awareness (LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer)

  • Social Justice (challenging racism, sexism, ableism, classism, homophobia and transphobia)

Book Journeys InEquity For:
  • Curriculum and policy development

 

  • Workplace consultations

 

  • Workshops or trainings

 

  • Conference presenters

 

  • Conference panelists

 

  • Guest lectures

 

  • Keynotes 

 

Journeys InEquity Provides Services To: 

  • Schools (elementary, middle, secondary, colleges and universities)

  • Workplaces (businesses, foundations, corporations, organizations and institutions)

  • Community centres and programs

What does Equity Mean?

Equity is about fairness and inclusiveness. It recognizes factors which may lead to an imbalance in the different access points people may experience throughout their lives. It differs from “equality” which assumes everyone begins at the same levels in society; whereas “equity” accommodates for the differing levels people are at.  

What does Anti-Oppression Mean?

Anti-Oppression is a framework or a way of critical thinking which continually challenges the root of systemic injustice and the symptoms they cause personally, socially and systemically. It is a process of both learning how history has shaped the inequitable systems of today, while unlearning the negative and dangerous norms reproduced by these power imbalances.

What does Social Justice Mean?

Social justice recognizes how power, privilege and visibility work together to create identity-based binaries which impact our lives in a society. Binaries exist within race, class, gender, immigration status, abilities, gender presentation, sexual orientation religion and more. Social justice takes an equitable approach in practicing how to continually re-centre and support people who have experience marginalization throughout history up until today.

What does Anti-Blackness Mean?

Anti-Blackness is a systemic devaluation of Black people, cultures, symbols or identifiers of Blackness, which is rooted in colonialism. Anti-Blackness is active worldwide but looks different in every country, state, province, city, neighbourhood and geographical or identity-based community.  

What is LGBTQ Education?

LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer) education centres around the range of sexual orientations and gender identities of people we interact with on a daily basis, whether we are aware of these identities or not. This learning can range from practicing pronouns and terminology, to rewriting policies and protections which foster an environment of safety and respect.

Call or email for inquiries or a quote!

 

Jordyn Samuels,

Lead Equity Consultant

info@journeysinequity.com

416-258-4500

Thank you! Journeys InEquity will get back to you as soon as possible.

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