These sessions prepare you to lead the Blanket Exercise, a powerful teaching tool to foster truth and reconciliation.
When and Where:
Upcoming Facilitator Training:
Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Coffee and check-in at 9:30 am
Location: University of Toronto (Hart House, East Common Room), 7 Hart House Circle
About the KAIROS Blanket Exercise
Developed by KAIROS Canada, the Blanket Exercise is based on participatory popular education methodology and the major themes and findings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. The goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. It is being successfully used by hundreds of facilitators across the country in elementary and high schools, organizations, training programs, government departments, colleges and universities… The demand continues to grow as do the positive impacts. It builds relationships, breaks down stereotypes and generates meaningful dialogue and action toward decolonization.
For more on the Blanket Exercise: www.kairosblanketexercise.org
About the Training
The Facilitator Training begins with experiencing and debriefing the Blanket Exercise. You are then led through the various steps of preparing to facilitate the activity, which include:
- Compiling the necessary supplies;
- Ensuring the safety of participants and facilitators;
- Adapting to your context;
- Preparing for challenging scenarios;
- Suggestions for follow-up.
Register for November 28 training at Hart House, University of Toronto.
Please register as soon as you can, space is limited.
Need more info? Don’t hesitate to be in touch with Sara Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org; 613-235-9956 ext 223.