Training & Workshops
For over a decade, the NCCM has been delivering robust and leading-edge training to empower Canadian Muslim communities. Our seminars are designed to equip communities with the knowledge to expand civic engagement at the local level.
LEADERSHIP BOOT CAMP
The NCCM’s one-day Leadership Boot Camps provide intensive and interactive training in human rights & civil liberties, Islamophobia, media engagement and public advocacy to aspiring leaders and community activists. Over the last three years, the NCCM has held advocacy leadership training in Calgary, Edmonton, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Windsor and empowered over 500 participants. Check our Events page regularly to know when and where NCCM is holding the next Leadership Boot Camp!
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Educational Workshops & Presentations
The NCCM further provides a range of educational workshops and presentations to schools, service providers, government departments, law enforcement officers, media agencies, and private organizations with the goals of sharing knowledge to enhance mutual understanding and prevent discrimination. These individual workshops can be included in our full day Bootcamps.
- The number of hours is for the delivery on the workshop in the standard form. The NCCM can offer the workshop in other formats (shorter, divided over several sessions) based on the needs of the organization.
- Some workshops can be adapted for different target audiences (parents instead of children, general public etc.)
NCCM Workshops (Adults and Community Leaders)
|Know Your Rights & Responsibilities||In this flagship NCCM workshop, individuals learn about their basic legal rights and responsibilities as residents in Canada.||2 hours||Any Group|
|Civic Engagement||Why should Canadians be engaged in the political process? What’s involved? How do communities, and individuals, ensure they have a say in their municipal, provincial, and federal governments? What are the issues that matter and how do citizens organize? A detailed, action-oriented workshop empowering citizens to speak up about the issues that are important to them.||2 hours||Any Group|
|Engaging the Media 101||In this workshop, participants learn the basics of how the media works, tools and tactics for engaging the media, dealing with controversial questions, generating positive coverage and more.||2 hours||Any Group|
|Engaging the Media 201||In this workshop (essentially a continuation of Media 101), participants acquire a more in depth understanding of the media industry, they practice techniques discussed in Media 101, learn to deal with bad news and examine important resources.||2 hours||Leaders, Activists, Organizers|
|“Know Your Challenger: Be Prepared to Counter Islamophobia”||A workshop exploring issues related to anti-Muslim sentiment & strategies to effectively countering it.||2 hours||Any Group|
|“Tell me a story: Reclaiming our narratives”||An exploration of the role of story-telling in shaping the understanding of diverse communities of themselves, as well as by mainstream society. Reflections on the mainstream narrative of Islam and Muslims, and a discussion around ways to offer a narrative that is more reflective of the day to day experiences of Muslims living in Canada generally, and of Muslim women specifically. How the struggle for human rights and civil liberties plays into that narrative will also be explored.||2 hours||Any group interested in the topic. It can be adjusted for a younger audience.|
NCCM Workshop for External Organizations (Schools, Employers, Government, Service Providers)
|A Teachable moment about Islamophobia||This workshop explores how Islamophobia may be impacting our schools and classrooms. Beginning with an overview of the term Islamophobia and an exploration of some common myths about Islam and Muslims, the workshop examines how Muslim children are impacted by the negative public discourses about their faith. The workshop provides case studies, resources, and recommendations for administrators and educators to support efforts to promote equity and inclusion and to ensure schools and classrooms remain safe environments for all.||1.5 – 2 hours||Educators / Parents / Parent Councils|
|Islam in the Workplace
|Based on NCCM’s Employers Guide on Islamic Religious Practices & My Rights at Work Guide, this workshop explores common issues around reasonable accommodation of Canadian Muslim employees in the workplace. The workshop also examines how Islamophobia can impact the workplace.||1.5 – 2 hours||Unions, Employers, Staff|
|Islam 101 or Islam Awareness||This workshop is a basic introduction to Islam and Islamic religious practice for individuals with no or limited knowledge of the religion. It addresses both basic tenants of faith and also discusses and challenges prevalent stereotypes about Islam and Muslims.||2 hours||Any Group Interested in Islam Ideal for religious groups, workplaces, schools, community organizations …|
|Inclusive Schools||This workshop for examines the legal and pedagogical foundation for creating schools which are welcoming and inclusive to everyone. It can be combined or merged with Islam 101 or information on Muslim religious practice.||2 hours||Stakeholders in the Education Sector Ideal for school councils, teacher training, school trustees or school board officials, parents …|
|Muslims, Diversity and the Law||In this workshop, law enforcement officials, legal and community groups or other interested parties learn about the role of Muslims in the justice system. Special emphasis on issues both civil and criminal that have affected Muslims in particular.||2 hours||Members of the Criminal Justice System,Community Groups,Legal Groups, Public Service Providers|
|Racial Profiling||In this workshop, law enforcement officials, legal and community groups or other interested parties get a succinct introduction to the construction, use and impact of racial profiling. There is special reference to the Ottawa Police Pilot project.||2 hours||Members of the Criminal Justice System,Community Groups,Legal Groups, Public Service Providers|
|Hate Crimes||In this workshop, participants examine hate crimes, their treatment in law, the tension between free expression and hate speech, and reporting practices.||2 hours||Members of the Criminal Justice System,Community Groups,Legal Groups, Public Service Providers|
NCCM Workshops for Children and Teenagers
|Stereotypes & Diversity in Media: How do we fit in?||This workshop invites young people to critically examine the messages in the media with a special focus on cultural diversity and religious diversity.||1-2 hours||Children Ages 9 to 12|
|Cybersmarts – Staying safe, smart, and tech-savvy!||This workshop combines basic Internet skills with safe practices and general awareness.||1-2 hours||Children Ages 9 to 12|
|Marketing – Mind your ads – what’s really for sale?||This workshop aims to sensitive young people to the messages in advertising and the affect they have on us and society.||1-2 hours||Children Ages 9 to 12|
|Blogs – Be your own boss! A how-to on blogging!||This workshop is both an invitation and introduction to safe blogging.||1-2 hours||Children Ages 9 to 12|
|The Writer & Speaker’s Toolbox: Making every word count!||This fun and interactive workshop helps provide the participants to write effectively in a variety of contexts.||1-2 hours||Teens & Young Adult|
|Police & community – Understanding our roles||This workshop aims to help young people understand the role of police officers. The focus is creating a positive relationship to improve communities.||1-2 hours||Teens & Young Adult|
|Extreme Dialogue||This workshop is based on a series of short documentary films which tell the personal stories of Canadians profoundly affected by violent extremism; a former member of the extreme far-right and a mother whose son was killed fighting in Syria.The films are accompanied by a set of educational resources that can be used with young people in classrooms or community settings and are intended to build resilience to extremism through active discussion and enhanced critical thinking.||1-2 hours||Teens & Young Adult|
- The number of hours is for the delivery on the workshop in the standard form. NCCM can offer the workshop in other formats (shorter, divided over several sessions) based on the needs to the organization.
- Some workshops can be adapted for different target audiences (parents instead of children, general, etc…)