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Safe Harbour: Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion course

BC’s Library Federations are very pleased to be able to offer continued access to the Safe Harbour: Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion course offered by the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA).  All staff and trustees of the province’s public libraries are eligible to register for this training.

This training is made possible with funding from the Covid Relief and Recovery grant program.  We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.  There is no registration fee.

The goal of the Safe Harbour training is to support individuals in in building their awareness of diversity and the implications of diversity and to gain knowledge to foster inclusion in workplace settings with their co-workers and the clients they may serve. The workshop is 2 hours long.


✓ To understand the key concepts of diversity, bias, prejudice, stereotype and discrimination and consider the impact of each in workplaces.

✓ To identify dimensions of diversity that exist in society and to understand the value of diversity in workplaces.

✓ To consider the different ways in which respect is communicated by different cultural groups and apply this learning to the concept of inclusion.

✓ To apply learning through a series of scenarios and discussion questions that build awareness of how exclusion can occur in workplaces.

✓ To develop ideas for fostering inclusion in workplace settings with co-workers and customer/clients.

To register for the Safe Harbour course, library staff can register directly with AMSSA at