Workshops & Presentations

In addition to the Blanket Exercise, RISE delivers presentations and facilitates workshops on many topics geared towards deepening understanding and promoting reconciliation. If you are looking for a workshop or presentation for your organization  or event, please CONTACT US.

Past Workshops

ReconciliACTION: Committing to the Work of Reconciliation – 1.5-2 Hours

Most Canadians now understand the truth of the residential school system legacy. Now comes the hard part – reconciling this past and how it is is impacting the present day. In this interactive sharing circle workshop, participants will begin to create their own list of personal reconciliACTIONs they can commit to every day and learn about what others are doing to move reconciliation forward in our city.

Delivered at the Edmonton Resilience Festival 2018

Your Role In Reconciliation – 1.5-2 hours

What does reconciliation actually mean? If your definition differs from mine, how do we make it happen? In this facilitated conversation, we will explore different understandings of reconciliation, how it manifests itself in our daily activities, and how we can tell if what we are doing is working. Participants will leave with a clearer, collective understanding and concrete examples of acts of reconciliation.

Delivered at the Edmonton Resilience Festival 2016

Past Presentations

Reconciliation: Power, Promise and the Pathway Forward – 1 hour

A frank conversation about where we have come as a community to understanding the truth of our past, realizing its impacts on today’s relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and reconciling this disconnect for the benefit of our current and future generations.

Presented at MacEwan University as part of the Sustainability 201 Speakers Series

Understanding the TRC: History, Mandate, Reports, and Impact – 2 hours

Many of us are now familiar with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada but don’t know the whole story. Learn more about the history of how the TRC was created and what its mandate was. Then get a glimpse into the reports and testimony that was gathered and the impact this information continues to have.

Presented at the Art Gallery of St. Albert and St. Albert Public Library

Other RISE Programs