KAIROS Blanket Exercise
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a program of KAIROS CANADA. KAIROS Canada is an ecumenical movement for ecological justice and human rights around the globe. KAIROS Canada is funded under various organizations and individuals just like you. We work together for extraordinary change.
KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE)
25 Years in the Making
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) celebrates 25 years of sharing the Canadian story from an Indigenous perspective with thousands of Canadians and newcomers participating in the workshop.
What began with a manager and three staff in 1997 evolved into a staff of 12.
With the creation of the vKBE (virtual KAIROS Blanket Exercise) in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, the popularity of the KBE grew, particularly due to easy access via Zoom or MS Teams.
The KBE experienced tremendous growth in the last five years alone:
- Approximately 160,000 participants
- Over 5,300 workshops delivered
- Countless partnerships developed
High growth presents many challenges, however. The 25th Anniversary offers an opportunity to reflect on where we have come from and where we are going. With this in mind, we decided to officially stop the KBE Program.
Specific timelines for new bookings have not yet been established. New updates will be shared as they become available. Thank you for your patience during this time.
We will continue to deliver workshops already requested well into March 2023.
NEW VISION, NEW MISSION & NEW IMPACT!
As we step through our 25th Anniversary of the KBE Program we became set on the FUTURE!
This NEW mission initiative will help us develop and deliver a more robust program and be able to better serve and support Indigenous communities and continue to share this Canadian story.
We ask for your patience as we stop all new bookings for KBE programming at this time to re-evaluate and restructure as we walk this path together.
Miigwech / Thank you
Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
‘The Virtual KAIROS Blanket Exercise is equally as engaging, and even more visually impactful with the inclusion of narratives through multimedia.‘
Specific timelines for new bookings have not yet been established.
New updates will be shared as they become available. Thank you for your patience during this time.
If you have requested an in-person KBE, these are currently available in most regions, or will soon become available. You may switch to a vKBE request from an in-person request in order to secure an earlier date, if that is your preference. If you wish to do this, please reply to the email you receive from our initial response to your request stating this as your preference.
With many thanks for your patience.