KAIROS Blanket Exercise Book a KBE

Since 1997, tens of thousands of people in Canada and around the world have experienced the KAIROS Blanket Exercise in a wide variety of settings, including government, education, health, law enforcement, judicial, faith, not-for-profit and grass roots. Please visit “Get an Estimate”  to learn how you can bring the KAIROS Blanket Exercise to your organization or community. 

In Schools

KAIROS has introduced the Blanket Exercise into schools across the country. A youth version of the activity for grades 6-9 currently exists, and an elementary edition for grades 3-5 is in development. Please go to “Get an Estimate” to learn how you can bring the KAIROS Blanket Exercise into your classroom. 

KAIROS is also partnering with School Boards, Districts, and Divisions to train teachers to facilitate the KAIROS Blanket Exercise in their schools. Please contact Katy Quinn for more information about partnerships and training.  

Teachers are also invited to visit the Resources section of this website for historical materials, reports, educators’ kits and a variety of activities for K-12 students around topics such as Indigenous history, culture and reconciliation. 

In Government Departments and Agencies

In response to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s “94 Calls to Action”, which aim to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of reconciliation in Canada, all levels of government are seeking ways to advance the process of reconciliation through education, as outlined in Call to Action 57. To help achieve this goal, your government agency or department can arrange a one-time KAIROS Blanket Exercise as part of your professional development programming or team-building activities. Please visit “Get an Estimate” to learn how you can bring the KAIROS Blanket Exercise to your team, department or agency. 

If your department or agency is interested in using the KAIROS Blanket Exercise as a regular workshop or training initiative, please contact Ed Bianchi for details about entering into a partnership and facilitator training. 

In the Community

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise program has been delivered in many different settings, such as libraries and public parks, and to a wide variety of groups including not-for-profit organizations, faith-based groups, NGOs and Indigenous communities. To ensure that cost is not a barrier to experiencing the exercise, KAIROS uses a sliding fee scale to subsidize groups with limited budgets for these kinds of educational activities. Indigenous communities interested in booking the exercise will always be considered for a subsidy and so please be sure to self-identify in the comment section. 

Please complete the “Get an Estimate” form at least eight weeks prior to your event so that we can process your request on time.  

Indigenous Communities

Indigenous communities who want to book a Blanket Exercise will always be financially accommodated. Please fill out this form to receive an estimate and please ensure to self-identify in the comment section. “Get an Estimate”. 

We invite Indigenous communities who want to customize this teaching tool to their specific territory to please contact Katy Quinn to discuss script development. For Indigenous agencies or entrepreneurs who want to use this exercise regularly, we encourage you to contact Ed Bianchi to discuss a partnership and training options. For general inquiries and to learn more about these options, please contact Ginger Cote.

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