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As leaders in the arts, we must be adequately prepared to hold space for a multitude of perspectives, lived experiences, and difficult emotions in our collective spaces. There’s an urgent need to develop an ethic of anti-oppression and trauma-informed practice so that we can address the violence that shapes and influences our institutions.


Following our successful 2-day online seminar from 2021, this one-of-a-kind, in-person lecture facilitated by Diversity and Well-being consultant and Registered Psychotherapist Ronnie Ali (she/her), with venue partner Theatre Passe Muraille, will help you explore the philosophy and practice of anti-oppression and trauma-informed practice. 


Learn how to take diversity and well-being initiatives beyond ‘listening and learning’ and toward an embodied, ethical process. 


This event is perfect for anyone working in or leading collaborative spaces such as arts workers, creatives, facilitators, influencers, leaders, managers, administrators, community organizers, and team members.

“Head, Heart, Gut is an ecological framework for how to listen deeply to our bodies, each other and communities. It integrates different theoretical perspectives, and is informed by my own experiences as a trans person of colour, immigrant-settler, psychotherapist, and consultant for the arts. I’m going to share critical frameworks and practices that help take your leadership to the next level.
Ronnie Ali, facilitator of Head, Heart, Gut

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Event Details

The event will be presented for one-night-only

on Monday, November 14th, 2022 at 7pm EDT.


It will be approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes

including an intermission.

Head, Heart, Gut will take place at the

Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace at

Theatre Passe Muraille:

16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto, Ontario.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Masks will be required inside the building.

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General admission for this event is $75.00 flat fee / per individual.


We are offering patrons a FREE PROMO CODE to receive 10% OFF the price of the workshop by filling out an Audience Data Survey. The survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete and the information you provide is completely anonymous. Collecting data about patrons is very valuable to our collaborative because it helps us apply for sponsorships that fund future programming. It’s a quick and easy way to save money, so instantly get your PROMO CODE by clicking the button below!



Refund Policy

If a patron chooses to withdraw from the workshop after purchasing, they can receive a full refund of all costs before November 7th at 11:59 pm EDT. After November 7th, all sales are final and no refunds will be offered.


Capacity is limited to 50 participants! Don’t wait and act now! Click the button below to purchase your tickets today.


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We are incredibly grateful for the support of venue partner Theatre Passe Muraille.

Check out The Year of the Cello by Marjorie Chan and Njo Kong Kie (October 15-29),

our place by Kanika Ambrose (November 16 - December 3), Miriam’s World by Naomi Jaye (December 9-18), and more at Theatre Passe Muraille, Canada’s original alternative theatre company.

Meet the Facilitator

Ronnie Ali (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist and Lead Consultant at Leaves on a Stream, a consulting practice that centres ethics and mindfulness in consultation and trauma-informed social programming. She's also a consultant with the equity and inclusion “dream team,” Challenge Accepted, and Associate Faculty at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapist. Ronnie has provided therapeutic supports to queer, trans, racialized, Indigenous and similarly marginalized communities for 10 years. In 2020, she built a consulting practice, Leaves on a Stream, to educate others about the roots of oppression and trauma in the hope of ending long-term cycles of violence that impact the most vulnerable people in our communities. 


Ronnie is an immigrant-settler, trans woman, queer, person of colour, living and working on the traditional territories of the Anishinabek, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, Wendat, Chippewas, Seneca and Petun First Nation. The territory is the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant.

Ronnie was recently featured on “Shine True”, an affirmative documentary series about the lives of trans and nonbinary folks of colour hosted by Richie Shazam and Lucas Silveira on OUTtv and Fuse. Check out this promotional clip of Ronnie from the show HERE.

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