November 28, 2014

Participants of the Through Our Eyes Reconciliation Workshop. Photo Credit: Through Our Eyes

North Growth Foundation Pledges Support for Reconciliation Canada

Reconciliation Canada is proud to announce that the North Growth Foundation has pledged their support for reconciliation initiatives in communities on the British Columbia Central Coast. This generous support will allow us to engage these communities through the delivery of Reconciliation Dialogue Workshops in this area.

We are extremely thankful for their support and look forward to contributing to meaningful dialogue throughout the British Columbia Central Coast.

Book of Interest: The Comeback by John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saul’s latest book, “The Comeback” discusses the richness of Aboriginal civilizations and delivers a vivid portrayal of modern Aboriginal life in Canada. Emphasizing the impact of both historical and contemporary events, Saul discusses the role of reconciliation between Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians, arguing that rebuilding these relationships is of the upmost importance for Canada's future. The Comeback highlights the impact of the ongoing reconciliation movement, including the events in British Columbia in 2013.

“The Comeback” is available now.

Anti-Spam Legislation: ACTION REQUIRED

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Take Action on Reconciliation

An opportunity to gather friends, family, neighbours and/colleagues to join the dialogue on reconciliation

Reconciliation is an ongoing journey and it will take a collective effort to build a new way forward. We invite you to contribute to this important conversation and help spread the word throughout your circles. Be it your family, friends, colleagues or classmates.

A Kitchen Table Dialogue allows all Canadians the opportunity to gather their friends, family, neighbours and/or colleagues and join the dialogue on reconciliation and the movement towards a new way forward for all Canadians. Click here to find out more about Kitchen Table Dialogues.

Click here to view the Community Action Toolkit, a collection of resources intended to provide you with some guidelines and ideas on how to start the reconciliation conversation within your own circles of influence.

Tuesday, December 2nd is #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a Canada-wide campaign for an annual day of giving. It is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others. It is a time for the world to come together to show how powerful humanity can be when we unite to give on one day. 

You can take part in #GivingTuesday by making a donation to Reconciliation Canada on Tuesday December 2rd. Click here to donate now!

To view Reconciliation Canada’s profile on GivingTuesday, click here. Find out more about #GivingTuesday here.

Reconciliation Canada Partners with Justice Institute of British Columbia to Host Reconciliation Dialogue Workshop

On November 6, 2014, Reconciliation Canada partnered with the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) to host a Reconciliation Dialogue Workshop. The workshop, organized by the JIBC Office of Indigenization, provided an opportunity for staff, faculty, students and Aboriginal partners to engage in dialogue that helps to inspire positive change and encourage participation in a new way forward that creates a better, stronger Canada for all. 

JIBC is Canada's leading public safety educator, offering programs in areas such as Policing, Investigations, Emergency Management, Firefighting, Paramedicine, Sheriffs, Corrections, Counselling, Leadership, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, and Driver Training, as well as customized contract training to domestic and international governments, agencies and organizations. 

We are proud to partnered with such an inspirational organization and look forward to future collaborative opportunities with JIBC. 

Click here to find out more about the Reconciliation Dialogue Workshop. For more information on the Justice Institute of British Columbia, please click here.

Photo Credit: Justice Institute of British Columbia
Photo Credit: Justice Institute of British Columbia
Photo Credit: Justice Institute of British Columbia
Photo Credit: Justice Institute of British Columbia

Reconciliation Canada and the SFU Restorative Justice Club host Through Our Eyes Youth Workshops

Reconciliation Canada partnered with the Simon Fraser University Restorative Justice Club to co-host Through Our Eyes: Changing the Canadian Lens. The initiative featured a Reconciliation Dialogue Workshop and Facilitator Training Workshop for youth between the ages of 16 and 30, as well as a Film and Video Workshop that taught participants how to produce compelling videos, with sessions focussing on framing and composition, lighting, sound and video editing. 

The workshops have been an enormous success. Participants came together to learn about the legacy of residential schools, gain an understanding of reconciliation, as well as develop skills in group discussion facilitation. We are thrilled to have participated in such a meaningful series of events and look forward to further collaboration with the Simon Fraser Restorative Justice Club. 

To find out more about the Through Our Eyes project, click here.

Photo Credit: Through Our Eyes
Photo Credit: Through Our Eyes

How can you help?  

Help us move our initiatives forward by making a donation. Reconciliation Canada is a charitable project, established as a collaboration between the Indian Residential School Survivor’s Society (IRSSS) and Tides Canada Initiatives Society (TCI). Your donations will help us move forward with our 2014 initiatives, which include:

  • Reconciliation Dialogue Sessions & Action Plans
  • Reconciliation-Based Leadership Training & Core Competencies Assessments 
  • Sustainable Economic Reconciliation Dialogue Sessions & Actions Plans
  • Public Awareness & Outreach 

Help us achieve our vision of A New Way Forward for all Canadians. 

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