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October 7, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Facilitation Trainings

The Walls to Bridges facilitator training will take place in Kitchener, Ontario from May 30th-June 3, 2015. Please see the information flyerfor more information.

Who should take the training? College/university/community educators interested in creating transformative learning experiences together with criminalized people.

Who are the trainers? Trainers are past students and instructors of Walls to Bridges courses. We are a collective of incarcerated and non-incarcerated people who strive to connect and build bridges through education and advocacy about criminalization and social justice.

What will I learn and experience? Grounded in the lived realities of criminalization and imprisonment, this training prepares participants to offer university or college courses in jails, prisons, and community correctional sits -- classes that bring together campus-enrolled and incarcerated or justice-involved students. Emerging out of a model originated by the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program in the U.S., the Canadian Walls to Bridges program engages with Freirian principles, Indigenous pedagogy, and feminist anti-racist practice. Over five days, participants will be given a thorough, experiential introduction to this pedagogy and will learn how to establish course offerings in their own communities.

Where does the training take place? Grand Valley Institution for Women, Kitchener, ON & the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener, ON.

Please contact us at with questions or to request an application.