As of March 13, 2020, we have suspended all in-person workshops until further notice, to reduce the threat to community health posed by COVID-19. We continue to offer the PowerPlay workshop via Zoom.
PowerPlay explores the law, discrimination, and marginalization. Students are encouraged to critically examine social conventions and their own (mis)conceptions about equality. We use games and activities to start discussions about discrimination and its implications, and introduce the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and section 15 (the equality rights provisions).
Designed for Law 12 and Social Justice 12 classrooms, but suitable for other groups, this curriculum provides tools that can be used by teachers to frame discussions around discrimination. There are also several follow-up activities based on important Canadian legal cases that illustrate key equality principles and can be used to continue the conversation.
PowerPlay is available in Metro Vancouver, and we can offer a limited number of youth workshops in other communities in BC, budget and staff capacity permitting.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The workshop was developed for students taking Law 12 or Social Justice 12 in British Columbia but is suitable for any group interested in exploring the connection between social justice and the Charter. We are able to facilitate the workshop in Vancouver, but anyone is welcome to use the curriculum in their classroom.
WHO ARE THE FACILITATORS?
All of our youth workshops are delivered by our Youth Program Coordinator along with our volunteer youth facilitators. Our youth facilitators are between the ages of 18-24 and have undergone 21 hours of intensive training.
HOW LONG IS IT?
The workshop is approximately 1 hour.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We ask for a $100 honorarium (on a sliding scale) to help cover the costs of the workshop; we are committed to making this workshop accessible to all audiences and are happy to discuss an arrangement that will work for your group.
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CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
Yes! Please email email@example.com for more information. Please contact us at least six weeks before your desired workshop date.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.