Equity & Judicial

Equity Office - Resources

Equity Resources

In addition to the resources provided by various offices on campus, there are some excellent local, national and global groups that offer online programming. The following list includes sources of information, online training programs, tools to use in workshops and classrooms, and links to supports in the community.  This list of resources is not meant to be exhaustive and new programs will be added as we become aware of them.

Posters and Pamphlets

Download Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion posters and pamphlets below (PDF):

Anti-Oppression Training
  • Anti-Oppression Toolkit
    This toolkit (originally created for community radio stations) provides an overview, insight and some activities for in recognizing and overcoming oppression in the workplace. It was created to generate thought and conversation about situations that may not be immediately recognizable to some.

  • Training for Change Tools
    This resource amalgamates several articles and activities, sorted into categories such as de-escalation and peacekeeping, as well as training fundamentals and team building. The website contains training tools, online facilitation, publications for purchase and additional resources.

  • Training for Change: An Integrated Anti-Oppression Framework
    This is a tool for trainers and community service organizations that aim to summate various discussions taking place within the community of activists and educators. Integrated anti-oppression looks at the ways people can experience marginalization and oppression and encourages us to unlearn what we think we know and work with people as individuals.

  • White Supremacy Culture
    This excerpt from Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups covers a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture that appear in our culture, society and organizations
  • Anti-Oppression Resources and Exercises
    These articles, exercises and training groups are provided to aid people seeking to be allies in recognizing privilege, white supremacy culture and anti-oppression practices and principles.

  • Canadian Race Relations Foundation’s Education and Training
    This page is a list of resources aimed at transformative education and training initiatives in the pursuit of eradicating racial discrimination and promoting diversity and equity, in all its forms in Canada. It has resources in both English and French.

  • South Asian Language Translation for Addressing Anti-Blackness and Systemic Racism
    This site provides translations for people whose first language is not English. The translations are available in Tamil, Sinhala, Urdu, Hindi, Gujurati, Punjabi, Farsi, Nepali, Bengali and Telugu.

  • Anti-Racist and Cultural Humility Resources for Allyship>
    This master list, created by Cherokee Cierra Washington, is for the person who wants a self-directed course of education and moving towards being anti-racist. It includes many sources, such as movies, books, organizations and other documents that discuss race related topics, the intersection of systemic racism and its effects on the black community.

  • BLM Translated
    This crowdsourced repository of materials in a variety of Asian and Pacific Islander languages aims to help people whose first language is not English to navigate and understand racism and how to be an ally.

  • BCTF Antiracism Teacher Resources
    This comprehensive webpage includes resources aimed at educating both teachers and the classroom about antiracism and being an ally. It includes classroom strategies, lesson plans, handbooks, reference material and background information.

  • Examples of Microaggressions
    This is a two-page document that identifies and explains racial microaggressions.

  • Ibram X. Kendi
    This site provides links to videos, articles and books that address racism.

  • How to Be an Antiracist talk with Ibram X. Kendi
  • White Privilege – Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
    This article provides an overview of White Privilege.
Becoming an Ally
  • Guide to Allyship
    This is an open-source guide to becoming a more thoughtful and effective ally.
Family Violence
  • The Rave Project
    A faith-based initiative that seeks to bring knowledge and social action together to assist families impacted by abuse. There are some online training components.
  • GBA+ Training
    This course is designed as a basic introduction to GBA+. You will learn to define the key concepts of GBA+ and recognize how various identity factors can influence the experience of federal government initiatives. You will learn to identify how GBA+ can enhance the responsiveness, effectiveness and outcomes of federal government initiatives while applying some foundational GBA+ concepts and processes.

Indigenous Equity
  • Indigenous Rights: Think Big, Look Back, Start Small
    This page covers Indigenous Equality and Rights, and includes a brief overview of Indigenous struggles in Canada and ways you can educate yourself, advocate for Indigenous rights and recognize privilege

  • Indigenous Foundations
    This page has a resources that cover residential schools, the Indian Act, reserves as well as the culture and politics of Indigenous people in Canada. It is aimed at educating people about the history of Indigenous people in Canada as well as global Indigenous issues.

  • Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
    This documentary centers around a young Cree man named Colton Boushie who was killed by a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. Stanley’s acquittal captured international attention and this film aims to delve into the racism embedded into Canada’s legal system and colonialism on the Prairies.

  • Working with Indigenous Peoples at Acadia University – Handbook and Protocols
    The purpose of this handbook is twofold: to increase understanding of Indigenous cultures and knowledge, and it is to assist Acadia University staff, faculty and students in understanding cultural protocols.

  • Mi’kmaw Community Engagement Toolkit on Sexual Violence
    This is a “workbook to address sexual violence, created specifically for Mi’kmaq communities and community members to use in strengthening their response to and prevention of sexual violence."
Resources for Students Experiencing Sexual Violence at Acadia University
  • Acadia University Sexual Assault Resource Website (maintained by Counselling Services)
  • Student Health Centre: studenthealth@acadiau.ca or 902-585-1238
  • Counselling Centre: counselling@acadiau.ca or 902-585-1246
  • Acadia University Chaplain: 902-585-1203
  • Equity Office: equity@acadiau.ca or 902-585-1298
  • NS Mi'kmaq Crisis and Referral Line – 1-855-379-2099 The Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Crisis and Referral phone line is available 24/7 toll-free to Mi’kmaq people across the province. The Centre also provides online support through the Eskasoni Crisis Worker Facebook account. Both are a service of Eskasoni Mental Health.
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) - A SANE Registered Nurse can provide special medical support and services for all genders (13 years of age or older). Additionally, they are able to offer a medical examination and collection of forensic evidence (up to 7 days after the incident) for the purposes of criminal investigation and inquiry, if the person reporting the incident requests this. Call the 24/7 toll-free SANE phone line 1-833-577-SANE (7263).
  • RCMP - Sexual assault is a criminal offence in Canada. A primary role of the RCMP is to conduct investigations into alleged offences, including allegations of sexual assault. A person reporting an incident of Sexual Violence may wish to report it to the RCMP to discuss the possibility of laying criminal charges. It is ultimately the decision of the RCMP to decide whether to undergo a criminal investigation and whether to lay criminal charges. The phone number of the RCMP is (902)542-3817.

  • Emergency Department at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, is open 24 hours and is available for urgent medical attention. They may be reached at (902) 678-7381.
Sexual Violence
  • The Consent Workshop
    This website is fostering important dialogue on our cultural attitude towards sex, and aims to change it by providing education and resources aimed at the primary prevention of sexual violence by educating them about consent, being a bystander and recognizing different forms of sexual violence.

  • The Anti-Violence Project Resources

    This resource list provides education about many topics such as anti-oppression, sex positivity, reproductive justice, sexual harassment, bystander intervention and many more topics.

  • Bystander Intervention & Community Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    This zine offers suggestions on how community members, families, and friend groups can break the silence on gender-based violence.

  • Mi’kmaw Community Engagement Toolkit on Sexual Violence
    This is a “workbook to address sexual violence, created specifically for Mi’kmaq communities and community members to use in strengthening their response to and prevention of sexual violence.”

  • Sexual Education Resources for People with Disabilities

    This is a list for “educators, self-advocates, families, or any community members interested in gaining knowledge in this area. It includes websites, academic articles, books, and mainstream reading on disability, sexuality, and disability politics.”

  • Waves of Change: Creating Campus Responses to Sexualized Violence
    This Facebook page provides an overview of, and links to, the Waves of Change training modules. “The goal of this program is to teach participants to recognize a broad range of sexually violent scenarios that commonly occur on post-secondary campuses. Participants will also learn various techniques to intervene either as bystanders or as a community in order to interrupt or stop sexual violence, support survivors, hold those who cause harm accountable for their actions, and transform the culture that allows violence to happen.”

  • Break the Silence Online Training
    This is a free, online training course designed to help participants learn more about sexual violence and how to support someone who has survived it.
Unconscious Bias
  • Unconscious Bias
    Vanderbilt University

  • Project Implicit
    Harvard University - “Educational resource and research site for investigations in implicit social cognition. Includes online tests for implicit preferences for racial groups, age groups, political candidates, and associations between gender and academic domains.”
Workplace Harassment
World Issues