The path to reconciliation begins with truth, trust, and an openness to being changed within relationships. This workshop is designed to help individuals, organizations, and communities understand and implement recommendations made by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Through experiential exercises and dialogue, participants will gain a greater understanding of static and dynamic factors, as well as motivators that influence human choices and behaviors. This lays the foundation for participants to become champions of change or transition people in their homes, workplaces, and communities.

Read the story of why and how this training is being developed here.

Some of the Topic Included:

  • Changing Seasons
  • History of the Relationships Between Indigenous and non-Indigenous People
  • Breaking up the Ice
  • Getting to Know Ourselves and our Own Values
  • Exploring power
  • Creating Movement
  • Becoming Transition People
  • Conversations of Reconciliation Within Home and Family
  • Working with the Currents
  • Conversations of Reconciliation Within Work Environments
  • Banking Along the River
  • Ripple Effects of Reconciliation into the Larger Community
  • Nations Within a Country

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for anyone interested in learning more about the path to reconciliation.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshops, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize key points in the history of the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous people in Canada
  • Express one’s own connection to the process of reconciliation
  • Define reconciliation in relation to one’s own experience and community
  • Identify steps toward continuing a process of change in one’s own setting