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Over 25 years, Moyo has advanced to become a recognized leader in the health and human services sector within Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon). Our training and capacity building program is designed to equip organizations and business to enhance individual resiliency and promote a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our facilitators offer a wide breadth of expert knowledge that is rooted in lived experiences.

  • Complementary Training
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Fees for Service Training
  • Consultation

Moyo is able to provide complimentary training to the community with the financial support afforded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Training topics range from Sexual Health Promotion to 2SLGBTQ+ Elementary training and Overdose Prevention Training.

Length: 120 minutes

Participants will gain a basic knowledge of HIV and other STIs affecting our communities. The workshop will also touch on discrimination, stigma, and the myths and societal norms that propagate negative attitudes toward folks living with HIV/AIDS and communities most at risk of HIV/AIDS and other STIs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop understanding of preventative strategies for HIV/STIs.
  • Build capacity to associate symptoms with STIs and appropriate testing

Length: 40 minutes

A session about PrEP and PEP use in marginalized women that are HIV-negative who take an antiviral drug to reduce their risk of acquiring HIV if they are exposed to the virus.

Learning Objectives: 

  • To describe and discuss the use of PrEP and PEP as a HIV/AIDS prevention strategy.
  • To demonstrate the importance of PrEP and PEP for cis and trans women.
  • To illustrate the importance of a personal risk assessment prior to PrEP use.
  • To identify strategies in reducing barriers to PrEP and PEP, such as cost and coverage for women seeking them.

Length: 40 minutes

An informative session about PrEP use in men and the important facts one needs to know about PrEP prior to use. The session also reiterates the effectiveness of PrEP as an HIV prevention strategy.

Learning Objectives:

  • To describe and discuss the use of PrEP as a HIV/AIDS prevention strategy.
  • To demonstrate the importance of PrEP among populations at risk, specifically Men Who have Sex with Men (MSM) populations.
  • To illustrate the importance of a personal risk assessment prior to PrEP use.
  • To identify strategies in reducing barriers to PrEP use such as cost and coverage.

Duration: 40 minutes

An informative session about PEP use and the important facts one needs to know about PEP. The session also reiterates the effectiveness of Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) as an HIV prevention strategy.

Learning Objectives: 

  • To describe and discuss the use of PEP as a HIV/AIDS prevention strategy.
  • To demonstrate the importance of PEP among populations at risk.
  • To identify strategies in reducing barriers to PEP use such as cost and coverage.

Length: 120 minutes

A discussion regarding the universal precautions which are intended to prevent parenteral, mucous membrane, and non-intact skin exposures of health-care workers to blood borne pathogens.

Learning Objectives: 

  • To identify and describe universal precautions for primary healthcare providers against Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections (STBBIs).
  • To identify strategies in the integration of these universal strategies.
  • To debunk pre-existing myths around STBBIs in order to combat stigma and discrimination.

Length: 120 minutes

The WHO defines sexual health as “a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality”. Our communities face many barriers to a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships. This results from post-colonial norms of shame, stigma and discrimination. This workshop will work with participants to challenge their assumptions and values related to sexual health.

Learning Objectives: 

  • To identify and describe the determinants of human sexuality (effects of stigma and discrimination).
  • To explore values surrounding human sexuality and their relationship to colonization.
  • To identify participant biases in supporting clients regarding their sexual health.
  • To review and become familiar with sexual health resources in the locality.

Length: 40 minutes

When does the law require someone to disclose that they are HIV positive? What is a “realistic possibility of transmission”? Our workshop aims to answer these questions by exploring current laws around HIV-positive status disclosure, the rights of folks living with HIV/AIDS and the responsibilities of service providers in protecting their clients’ rights.

Learning Objectives: 

  • To learn about policies and laws that govern HIV-positive clients’ health information.
  • To review strategies for supporting a client’s journey to disclosure and how gender plays a role in this journey.
  • To describe myths and facts about disclosure and barriers to disclosure.
  • To identify community supports available for clients seeking information on disclosure.

Length: 120 minutes

Across Ontario, there are a variety of factors that influence the lives of women living with and facing systemic risk of acquiring HIV. This session explores care strategies available to service providers who are addressing HIV from a women-centered perspective.

Learning Objectives: 

  • To understand HIV/AIDS treatment, transmission, and pregnancy for women.
  • To recognize social determinants that impact an individual’s access to healthcare, including the intersection of gender and HIV/AIDS.
  • To identify and discuss pre-existing service sector map and care protocols for women in Peel.
  • To implement strategies to address a sector-wide approach to HIV/AIDS care among women.

Length: 120 minutes

This training is meant to give the learner an introduction to harm reduction philosophy, basic terminology and a harm reduction framework.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to define what harm reduction is and is not.
  • Participants will be able to identify how to apply the harm reduction philosophy in practical contexts.
  • Participants will be able to describe practical interventions and why they are used.

Length: 120 minutes
Prerequisites: Harm Reduction 101

This training builds off of Harm Reduction 101 and is meant to give service providers some of the tools to be able to work with People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) from a harm reduction perspective.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to identify the links between criminalization, stigma and personal bias and how they increase drug related harm.
  • Participants will be able to identify the link between trauma and substance use.
  • Participants will be able to identify how to apply knowledge of substances, methods of use, risk reduction strategies and counselling frameworks in practical contexts.

Length: 120 minutes

This training is for PWUD to learn and share knowledge on how to reduce substance related harms.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to define harm reduction and identify some of the practical interventions.
  • Participants will be able to apply risk reduction, HCV/HIV prevention and safer injection practices in their lives.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate the ability to prevent, identify, and respond to an overdose.

Length: 120 minutes

This training will look at the specific needs and barriers faced by women who use drugs.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to identify the particular challenges that women who use drugs face when accessing services.
  • Participants will be able to apply a Violence Against Women (VAW) lens to working with women who use drugs.
  • Participants will be able to meaningfully evaluate services and programs to better address the needs of women.

Length: 120 minutes

This training is meant to give the learner the knowledge to understand cause, prevention, and response to an overdose from stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to explain how drugs work in the body and what an overdose is.
  • Participants will be able to identify the risk factors for overdose and strategies to prevent overdose.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate the ability to respond effectively to an overdose.

Moyo offers a monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series at our Community Door location. Service providers and other community members are invited to participate in a shared learning experience. Our sessions align with the Health Promotion Calendar of Canada and leverage the knowledge and skills of our partnering community agencies, peers and staff.

We ask that participants bring their own lunch to the sessions. Sessions last between 2-3 hours. For more information or to register, visit our Eventbrite page.

Our 2SLGBTQ+ intermediate and advanced trainings are delivered on a sliding scale based on not-for-profit organizational funding.

Length: 120 minutes

This two-hour, interactive training session has been developed for all learners and aims to provide an overview of introductory 2SLGBTQ+ terminology, concepts, and theories. During this session, participants will have the opportunity to identify 2SLGBTQ+ language that they hear being used and may not understand or only hear being used in a negative context. By the end of the 2SLGBTQ+ 101 workshop, participants will have had the opportunity to build a common understanding of significant 2SLGBTQ+ terminology and begin debunking misconceptions about diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Build a common understanding of significant 2SLGBTQ+ terminology and explore the concept of “intersectionality” (Crenshaw, 1989).
  • Understand the appropriate terms to use in reference to diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities and individuals in Peel region.
  • Define and differentiate the concepts that fall under the categories of assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexuality.

Length: 180 minutes
Prerequisites: 2SLGBTQ+ 101

In this three-hour interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore the common stereotypes and myths that are frequently attached to 2SLGBTQ+ communities and brainstorm the necessary skills and practices needed to be supportive allies to diverse members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. This workshop is framed through a number of practical case study scenarios, which give participants the opportunity to reflect on their own thinking and practices as allies to 2SLGBTQ+ communities. By the end of the 2SLGBTQ+ 102 workshop, participants will have a deeper understanding of the critical responsibilities that they have in fostering 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion within their respective organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore and debunk common stereotypes and myths about 2SLGBTQ+ communities
  • Brainstorm and reflect upon the skills and practices needed to be a good ally to diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
  • Identify ways that allies can address 2SLGBTQ+ oppressions and discriminations

Length: 120 minutes
Prerequisites: 2SLGBTQ+ 102

In this training session, participants will explore the complex impacts that oppression and discrimination have on diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities. During this session, participants will be introduced to the language needed to speak about power, privilege and oppression. They will also examine the different ways that overt and subvert heterosexism and straight privilege operates within various organizational spaces. This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to reflect, confront, and challenge the various ways that systems and institutions teach and reinforce heterosexism, homophobia and/or transphobia. Moreover, this session will provide participants the opportunity to create a mock “2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee” whose mission and vision statement, strategies and goals can be taken back to a service organization as a “plan of action” with which to move forward. By the end of the 2SLGBTQ+ 103 workshop, participants will have a greater understanding of the multifaceted barriers that diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities face when accessing services as well as the important benefits of advocating for organizational spaces that are inclusive of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the institutional and cultural barriers facing 2SLGBTQ+ communities and individuals on both the national and transnational level.
  • Critically reflect upon and challenge the complex ways that heterosexism/straight-cis privilege operates within organizations as well as society at large.
  • Consider the personal and organizational benefits of being a 2SLGBTQ+ inclusive organizational space, as well as the costs of not being inclusive.
  • Create a mock “2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee” and brainstorm their mission statement, vision statement, strategies, short-term goals and long-term goals in order to foster 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion within a specific organization.

Length: 4 weeks (4 half-day training sessions)
Prerequisites: Completion of 2SLGBTQ+ 101- 103 prior to enrollment is recommended

Utilizing an anti-oppressive and anti-racist framework, this four week, interactive training program will examine the process of developing organizational inclusion and responsiveness to diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities. The program addresses the important need to create and foster organizational spaces where 2SLGBTQ+ individuals feel valued, affirmed, welcomed and celebrated for their sexual and gender identities. The 2SLGBTQ+ Training and Capacity Building Program explores various strategies that service organizations can adapt in order to fully serve 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Peel region.

The program will address the various steps that can be taken at the management level in order to provide and deliver 2SLGBTQ+ equitable services and supports. This training program operates as a “mini-assessment” that will explore your workplace’s mission, vision, programming, service delivery, data entry forms, policies, procedures, protocols, signage, webpage, images, organizational culture, staff knowledge and washroom access. By the end of the Right to be OUT Program, participants will have worked towards the creation of a “2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion Toolkit” that they can take back to their workplace as a valuable resource and support.

This training opportunity is recommended for middle management, executive leadership and board members who have opportunities to create systemic and structural change within their organization.

Ensure all your clients, customers, employees, and stakeholders feel that their identities are seen, accepted, and celebrated through long-term strategic practices. A 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion policy review ensures fair and equitable experiences for people of all sexualities and gender identities/expressions within your organization or business.

The Peel Integrated Drug Strategy is comprised of various stakeholders who are committed to reducing the harms related to substance use by developing the first regional drug strategy for Peel. The drug strategy will consist of program, policy and law recommendations around substance use (including prescription drug, illicit drugs, and alcohol) that reflect the values of public health and human rights in Peel’s local context.

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