The Summer Institute workshop series is running from June 19 to July 11. All welcome!

The Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity (GRCGED) and the Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Guelph (OPIRG Guelph) are at it again, offering a summer series of workshops for the social justice and community-minded activist.

Here are the events at a glance, and links to full descriptions for the June events are below.  July descriptions are coming soon, or you can check out our Facebook page:

Accessibility details are below. For more information you can get in touch with us at



Accessibility information:
– all workshops are FREE!
– the rooms are wheelchair accessible.
– there will be access to an accessible and gender-neutral washroom.
– vegan and gluten-free snacks (but not a meal) will be provided – feel free to bring additional food for your break if you’d like.
– child care is available upon request with 48 hours notice. Babies are welcome in the workshop.
– handouts can be made available in alternative formats with advance notice.
– bus tickets will be available at the workshop.
– unfortunately we cannot offer ASL interpretation but please get in touch to talk about how we can make the workshop accessible to you in other ways.
* Please help us to ensure a scent-reduced space. Perfumes, fragrances, scented products and cigarette smoke can be barriers for facilitators and participants. For more information on how to eliminate and reduce scents please see


June 19 WORKSHOP: Re-Examining Allyship with Aboriginal People and Communities

June 22 PANEL. Standing Rock to Six Nations: Land Defense Across Turtle Island

June 26 WORKSHOP! Don’t Just Stand There: Bystander Intervention

June 29 WORKSHOP! This Party is Bullshit: Nationalism, Colonialism, and Canada 150

July 10 WORKSHOP: Calling In and Resolving Conflict in Activist Communities

July 11 WORKSHOP: Self Care Tools for Activists