Kairos Blanket Exercise Facilitator Training

Date(s) - November 23, 2016 - November 24, 2016
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre

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These sessions prepare you to lead the Blanket Exercise, a powerful teaching tool to foster truth and reconciliation.

KAIROS Blanket Exercise Vancouver Facilitator Training (attendance both evenings is required)
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm 
Thursday, November 24, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 Hastings Street (Theatre Room)

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 23-24 training at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

Need more info? Don’t hesitate to be in touch with Sara Anderson, [email protected]; 613-235-9956 ext 223.


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