COPE: Microaggressions and microinterventions - The macro of the micro

Event Type : Community of Practice
Starts at May 03, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern
Finishes at May 03, 2022 12:30 PM Eastern

Believe it or not, we’ve all committed a microaggression – most of the time unintentionally. Microaggressions are problematic and perpetuate stereotypes. They are subtle insults. They can be verbal, non-verbal, or visual, directed towards individuals often automatically or unconsciously. Though they start with the term micro, microaggressions can have macro impacts on mental health, physical health and beyond.

CCDI’s spring Community of Practice sessions will focus on exploring microaggressions and microintervention strategies on interpersonal and systemic levels.

At this event, we will:

  • define and present common example of microaggressions and examine how they show up in the workplace.
  • discuss the ‘macro’ impacts of microaggressions and how we can apply a systems lens to understand the macro.
  • explore how to respond to microaggressions from various points-of-view, whether you’re the recipient, an ally, a bystander, a manager, or the perpetrator.

Who should attend?

  • This session is open to anyone who wishes to learn about microaggressions in the workplace, forms of microaggressions, and how to address them from different perspectives.


Presentation language

  • English

For current Canadian Certified Inclusion Professionals (CCIPTM), this event qualifies for continued professional development credit. Contact [email protected] for more information.

For members of the law societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, and the Yukon: this program may qualify for credit in the area of Practice Management as part of your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development, as required by your Law Society. To learn more, click on the link to your province above or contact your local Law Society.