KAIROS Blanket ExerciseTM Become a Partner

The Blanket Exercise was highly effective in delivering such a powerful message. I was deeply moved by the activity as well as the resulting discussion. I will definitely recommend this training to my coworkers and spread the word. The exercise has altered my perceptions and introduced a new way of thinking, for which I am grateful.” (KBE Participant, Canada School of Public Service)

Establish a Memorandum of Understanding

As organizations increasingly implement cultural awareness and education programs in their workplaces, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise™ (KBE) program has proven to be an effective and unique staff training tool for the dozens of national, provincial and municipal agencies, organizations and government departments that have already established a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) that includes having KAIROS train their staff in the use of the KBE.

The KBE Facilitator Training (KBEFT) program was especially developed for workplaces that want to incorporate the KBE into their existing staff development/education programs by providing training to selected staff members who are then licensed to act as KBE facilitators within their organization. The KBEFT program’s flexibility enables organizations to host in-house, on-site training for multiple staff trainees or opt to send a few staff to a community KBEFT session where they will be trained as KBE facilitators together with a diverse group of participants.

The KBEFT program uses scripts and materials especially developed for the workplace setting, an experiential learning approach that actively engages the adult learner, and a unique facilitation model led by Indigenous and non-Indigenous KBE master trainers.

By establishing a Memorandum of Understanding around the KBE, organizations become part of a national community of KAIROS Blanket Exercise users with several additional benefits, including:

  • Access to the secure KBE website with the most up-to-date (multi-lingual) scripts and materials
  • On-going professional development such as special facilitator-training sessions and webinars
  • Meaningful mentorship from experienced KBE facilitators as well as participation in an information-sharing network
  • Subscription to the KBE Facilitators’ E-newsletter
  • Membership in a national network of KAIROS Blanket Exercise facilitators, Indigenous Elders, and knowledge keepers who are linked by a commitment to have a greater impact through education and collective action.

To discuss KBEFT options and how to establish a Memorandum of Understanding between your organization and KAIROS, email Ed Bianchi or call 613-235-9956, extension 221.

Current Partners:

Alberta

Alberta Health Services
Alberta Teacher’s Association
Government of Alberta
Kamotaan Consulting
Portage College
University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing

British Columbia

Canada Revenue Agency–Pacific Region
School District 57, Prince George
School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap
WJS Canada

Manitoba

Canadian Museum of Human Rights
Prime Image Life Coaching
Seven Oaks School Division

New Brunswick

Anglophone School District – South
Anglophone School District – West
Horizon Health
New Brunswick Public Library Service
Ministère de l’Éducation
Rothesay Netherwood School

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia, Office of Aboriginal Affairs

Ontario

Bear Standing Tall & Associates
Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa
CRCNA
McMaster University
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Ontario Ministry of Environment & Climate Change
Ontario Ministry of Housing
Parks Canada
Seneca College
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Willowgrove
York Catholic District School Board

Quebec

Canada School of Public Service

Saskatchewan

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Société historique de la Saskatchewan

International

Edmund Rice Education, Australia
Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Syracuse, NY, USA
Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, USA

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