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.

We will continue to deliver workshops already requested well into March 2023.


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

Please review the Cancellation Policy.

If you are interested in booking multiple KBEs on a regular basis, please consider becoming a KBE partner. Visit Become a Facilitator or Partner for more information.

For KAIROS Blanket Exercise inquiries, please send an email to kbe@kairoscanada.org.

If you experience any technical issues with this site, please contact John Couto at jcouto@kairoscanada.org.

Outside of Canada:

We have collaborated with many Indigenous groups and organizations outside of Canada to bring adapted versions of the KAIROS Blanket Exercise to Central and South America, Europe, and Australia.

If you are interested in learning how to bring a KAIROS Blanket Exercise to your community outside of Canada, please contact the Global and Newcomer Coordinator.