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Deadline for application extended to August 20th 11:59pm

Leading Change for Resilient Communities

The Anti-Racism Community Stewardship (ARCS) program is a training program to create a cadre of anti- racism community trainers across rural BC. Participants from selected communities (see details below) will undergo an 8 month training program to become Anti-Racism Community (ARC) Stewards, starting in October 2022 and ending in May 2023. This program is being offered in partnership with Indigenous Anti-Racism™, Rain Daniels and Chelsey Branch, two experienced educators and facilitators focused on fostering transformational education through action-oriented methods to address racism.

ARC Stewards will work together to create educational resources and community workshops that will bring people together to remove systemic barriers and address inequities woven into our society. They will be a resource for communities seeking to address racism and hate through education and dialogue on topics such as:

  • Community bystander trainings

  • Community discussion facilitator trainings

  • Workshops on the untold history of BC

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ARCS Program Details

Time Commitment, Compensation and Resources

Training Timeline


ARCS is a 8-month training program, starting in October 2022 and ending in May 2023. Trainings will take place both online over Zoom, and through in-person sessions, location to be determined. It will also include self- guided group work based on the training modules.

ARCS program trainings will take place on the following dates:

Please note:

  • Participant travel and accommodation costs are covered by the LCRC program.

  • Supported Training includes group and individual coaching from Indigenous Anti-Racism™

 October 17
 


In-Person Training Days 

October 18-19
 

Travel Day

October 20
 

Online Training Day 

November 15, 22-23
 

Travel Day
 

November 30
 

Travel Day
 


In-Person Training Days 

December 1-3

Travel Day

December 4

Online Training Days 

Online Training Days 

Online Training Days 

December 8-9

January 17 and 24-25

February 7, 15-16

Travel Day

March 2023 (TBD)

March 2023 (TBD)

March 2023 (TBD)

April 2023 & May 2023

In-Person Training Days 

Travel Day

Supported Community Trainings

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Compensation and Resources

Participants will receive:

 

$350/day for each training day

 $175 for each travel day.

 

In April and May, trainers will be engaged by members of the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network to conduct community trainings. During this period, group and individual coaching will be available to trainers through the ARCS program.

Post training, Anti-Racism Community Stewards will be equipped with the skills, tools and training packages required to conduct community trainings.

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Application Deadline

Deadline for application extended to August 20th 11:59pm

Who Can Apply?

Applicants living or working in, or around, the following communities will be eligible to apply for the ARCS program:

Nelson

Salmon Arm

Penticton

Vanderhoof

Vernon

Kitimat

Revelstoke

Terrace

Smithers

Prince Rupert

Dawson Creek

Powell River / Qathet

Houston

Cranbrook

Fort St. John

How to Apply?

To apply for the Anti-Racism Community Stewardship program, complete the online application by clicking on this application link. Completion of this online application may take 30 minutes or more. We want to account for any personal barriers you may have to this process. If you need support to apply for this program, please contact us at asiyah@vircs.bc.ca

Application Timeline

Application submissions July 12 - Aug 20
First selection process Aug 21 - Aug 30
Final zoom Interviews Sept 6 - 13
Final selection process by Sept 14 - Sept 16

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Find more info about the ARCS program

For more information about this program, visit our social media platforms:

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Contact us by email or phone (250) 361-9433

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LCRC Program Overview

The Leading Change for Resilient Communities (LCRC) program is a pilot project focused on bringing anti-racism education to rural communities and workplaces across B.C. The program is funded by the Province of BC and operated by the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Center Society.


The Leading Change in Resilient Communities (LCRC) program is grateful to work on the lands of the lək̓ʷəŋən People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, and to be collaborating with over 15 rural communities located on the traditional territories of more than 20 First Nations across British Columbia. Throughout our programs, we will strive to connect with, listen to, and learn from equity deserving groups as we all work towards dismantling racism.

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Funding provided through the Canada- British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement

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