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What is WPC-Global?

Privilege is often times difficult to see for those people who were born with access to power and the resources that go with that power. WPC Global - Toronto aims to enhance individual understanding of white privilege, as well as to address the dominant narratives that operate throughout our institutions and across society.

Through workshops and panel discussions, we will engage in transformative conversations about privilege and its impacts with an aim of building a more inclusive world. As is the TMU way, WPC Global - Toronto invites diverse and respectful perspectives, and encourages community-wide participation.

What is White Privilege?

“White Privilege” refers to a socio-political system that distributes power, privilege and benefits unequally among groups in societies and countries in our world. It is rooted in the history of European colonial domination and settlement of the Americas, Asia and Africa, on one hand, and the 19th century practice of “race science” justifying this domination, on the other. These two phenomena have resulted in a set of political, social and cultural beliefs, assumptions and practices based on the primacy of one group over  others.

What is the theme of this conference?

The theme of the conference was Are Canadians Too Polite? Addressing Global Perspectives on White Privilege and Oppression in Canada and Beyond.

How do I submit a proposal for WPC-Global?

If you would like to submit a proposal to present at WPC-Global please contact us directly at for information

Could you direct me to any information the conference schedule?

WPC scheduling information is constantly being updated and can be found here. If there any questions or concerns please contact us at


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Cancellation Policy

If you could not attend the Conference, it was possible for you to have transferred your registration to another attendee or requested a refund in accordance with the following: If a cancellation was received on or before 30 days prior to the first day of the conference, the registrant would have received a refund of the total registration amount minus a 10% administrative fee. If a cancellation was received between 29 to 10 days prior to the first day of the conference, the registrant would have received a refund of the total registration amount minus a cancellation fee of 50%. No refunds would have been issued for cancellations received within 10 days before the first day of the conference. Please note there would have been no refunds offered for the Viola Desmond Awards and Banquet. All cancellations requests must have been sent via e-mail to Telephone requests would not have been honoured. A response would have been given within five business days. The final decision on refunds rests with Toronto Metropolitan University.

Notice of Collection of Personal Information

Pursuant to Section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”), the information on this form is collected under the authority of the Toronto Metropolitan University Act and is needed for registration and administration of the White Privilege Conference and consistent purposes. All personal information that is collected is used, stored, and destroyed in accordance with Toronto Metropolitan University’s Information Protection and Access Policy. If you have questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information by Toronto Metropolitan University please contact  Darrell Bowden, Director of Education, Awareness and Outreach at the Office of the Vice-President Equity and Community Inclusion, Toronto Metropolitan University, 350 Victoria St. Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3,(416)