KTG Diversity and Inclusion Training

Members invited to participate

The Kincardine Theatre Guild has always prided itself on being an inclusive organization that does not stand for racism or discrimination of any kind. After all, the theatre is a safe space to be creative for everyone. However, the current Board of Directors recognizes that while we uphold these values, we have not always been a proactive ally in this fight. We want to do better.

To help us on our journey, the Board is conducting Diversity and Inclusion training sessions, open to all members. Three sessions will be offered next month via Zoom. Members are encouraged to attend one or all of these seminars.

The sessions will be led by Parul Pandya, the founder and community consultant of Community Impact Consulting. Parul has been skillfully working in non-profit groups in various roles through the past decade, including as a community builder, consultant, programmer and producer. For more about Parul, please click on the About Us tab on the Community Impact website.

The three seminars Parul will be facilitating for the KTG are:

Applying Anti-Oppression in Communities (May 5, 2021, 6:30-9 p.m.)
Understanding equity in practice. Engaging in conversations around common language and terms aligned with anti-oppression, anti-racism and inclusion. Uncovering our own motivations to incite positive actions through each of our own avenues of access.

Working With Indigenous Communities and Applying Protocols (May 12, 2021, 7-9 p.m.)
Uncover approaches to building a respectful & reciprocal relationship with Indigenous communities. Learn the value of cultural protocols and how to position allyship at the heart of collaboration.

How to Work With Communities Effectively Through an Equity Lens (May 19, 2021, 7-9 p.m.)
Learn how to be a thoughtful community collaborator, project-maker and make positive transformations. Explore and learn 5 key practices in applying equity to community programming & engagement and reflect on various arts equity techniques and approaches that will influence design, delivery and evaluation. Learn ways of applying anti-oppression in community work. This workshop will have interactive components and require self-reflection.

KTG members who have paid their membership for the 2020/2021 season are able to attend at no additional cost. If you have yet to pay your membership, you can do so in a variety of ways, including by e-transfer.

To pay via e-transfer, send your dues to In the notes, be sure to list the members you are paying for. This is especially important for Family Memberships. Individual memberships are $20 and Families of 3+ are $50.

Spaces in the workshops are limited! Please email Sarah Foster at to reserve your spot on the date(s) you would like to attend, or to ask questions.

You will know when your attendance is confirmed when you receive a calendar invitation which will include a Zoom link.

We we recognize these seminars are just the start of our diversity and inclusion activities, and we hope to see a good portion of our membership participate.