For over fifteen years, Tenniel Brown, B.A.,M.S.W., R.S.W. has been working collaboratively with diverse clients to transform the impact of trauma, mental health and substance use. Tenniel is the founder and co-owner of Centre for Anti-Oppressive Communication, which exclusively works with Black, racialized, queer, trans and allied clients offering anti-oppressive and trauma informed individual and couples counselling

Not 9 to 5 is a non-profit organization empowering hospitality, food and beverage service workers by mobilizing education and support for mental health and substance use. We promote harm reduction practices and help connect the hospitality workforce to mental wellness resources.”


2 - 3 PM

WHERE: ZOOM Meeting Room (link will be sent on day of workshop)


Tickets are available by donation of any amount to the TRWRF.

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A virtual workshop for hospitality workers, including brewery workers, QSR workers, cooks, servers, bartenders, sommeliers.

During this 60min interactive workshop, led by Tenniel Brown, we will explore the benefits of an anti-oppressive approach to communication in creating an inclusive work environment.

About this Event

During this 60-minute interactive, engaging and informative session, participants will experience safety, healing and community. Specific information will also be provided about the benefits of an anti-oppressive approach to communication in creating an inclusive, anti-racist, and LGBTTQ2A friendly work environment. All Centre For Anti-Oppressive Communication (CFAC) trainings and workshops foster an environment that is culturally relevant, holistic, engaging, collaborative, practical and activity based.

About the facilitator

Tenniel Brown, B.A., M.S.W., R.S.W. Facilitator | Therapist | Consultant Centre for Anti-Oppressive Communication

For over 15 years Tenniel Brown (facilitator, consultant, therapist and yoga teacher) has been working collaboratively with diverse clients to apply holistic tools to transform the impact of mental health and substance use concerns on their lives. Tenniel is a passionate anti-racism, anti-oppression and mental health speaker dedicated to improving the experiences of marginalized people in educational and mental health settings. She is founder of the Centre for Anti-Oppressive Communication which specializes in providing anti-oppressive/trauma informed counselling, clinical supervision, and organizational consultation as well as customized workshops, trainings and team retreats.

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