CHR launches REDI Certificate Program for students, staff, faculty

York University’s Centre for Human Rights (CHR) recently launched its 2015/2016 human rights training schedule, which continues with the second program beginning Oct. 6 for students, staff and faculty.

The 2015/2016 REDI Certificate Program is a series of four different workshops that support the grounding principles of York University – respect, equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI).

The goal of the REDI Certificate Program is to enhance York University’s understanding and competencies on the following human rights topics: (dis)ability, mental health and stigma; positive space; race and ethnicity; and sexual violence prevention.

In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants of the program must attend all four workshops in addition to completing the REDI Online Tutorial (it is advised that participants complete the online tutorial prior to attending the workshops).

The first set of workshops begins Oct. 6 and run through the month of October. A second training schedule is also available in the Winter semester.

October’s training schedule for the REDI Certificate Program includes:

  • (dis)Ability, Mental Health & Stigma, Oct. 6, 10 to 11:30am, 305 York Lanes
  • Positive Space , Oct. 13, 10 to 11:30am, 305 York Lanes
  • Race & Ethnicity, Oct. 20, 10 to 11:30am, 305 York Lanes
  • Sexual Violence Prevention, Oct. 27, 10 to 11:30am, 280A York Lanes

To register, visit To see the full education program, visit