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December 1, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Facilitation Trainings

The Walls to Bridges facilitator training for 2016 will be announced soon, please check back for more details or contact us to be placed on an information mailing list.

The training will take place in Kitchener, Ontario. Please see the information flyerfor more information on last years training.

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.