The Art of Hosting Active Reconciliation - April 2018

This unique training and learning opportunity will be focused on bringing together philanthropic organizations with Indigenous organizations for shared learning and practice in convening and relationship building.


April 15 - 18, 2018


The Circle


Chris Corrigan and Caitlin Frost


Kelly Foxcroft-Poirier


This three-day workshop will be hosted at the Best Western Tin Wis on Unceded Nuu-chah-nulth Territory, in Tofino. Workshop training will increase connection between our members and will be a unique learning opportunity toward activating truth and reconciliation.

In this three-day workshop you will learn: 

  • large group facilitation methods such as Circle, World Cafe, Open Space and Pro-Action Cafe;
  • tools for designing and managing impactful projects in an inclusive and participatory way;
  • new ways of thinking about change in complexity and in the context of indigenous and non-indigenous relations;
  • deep exploration of the issues, challenges and opportunities presented by this moment in Canadian history, when reconciliation needs to hit the ground running; and
  • powerful personal tools for increasing your own capacity to work well across differences.

You will leave with:

  • a network of contacts from the philanthropic sector and Indigenous organizational world all working in the space of activating community wisdom in an effort toward reconciliation;
  • a familiarity with tools and processes and a commitment for ongoing coaching and support; and
  • good advice and design help from your peers on making reconciliation a critical and authentic part of the projects and work happening in your community.


This workshop will benefit Indigenous leaders that are working to increase program support and dollars for their community led solutions, and looking to increase their ability to convene conversations within their community, between their organization and others or with the philanthropic sector. This workshop will benefit board members, volunteers, and staff members for philanthropic organizations interested in building their capacity to work alongside Indigenous grantees, community partners, and individuals.

Course fee:

$1000 plus tax (Cost includes workbooks, materials, and meals) Please ask about eligible subsidies. Accommodation is an additional cost.

How to register:

See the workshop registration page here for additional details including financial assistance and sponsoring a participant.