Suicide Intervention Training
Saturday, Feb 1, 9:30 – 12:30 to learn how to throw someone a lifeline.
This workshop is for everyone, including teachers, coaches, community leaders, and you.
For more information or to register, please call Trinity St Andrew’s United Church
613-475-1311. For more information click here
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise, led by KAIROS facilitators
Trinity-St. Andrew's United Church, Brighton Ontario
Date: Feb 2, 2020
Time: 12:30 to 3:30
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.
Rather than experiencing a lecture or audiovisual presentation, participants are invited to stand on a series of blankets, which represent the original territories of First Nations. KAIROS Facilitators then begin a narrative that requires the attendees to adopt the persona of indigenous peoples, namely as representatives of all First Nations in Canada. This experiential learning activity traces the impact of 500 years of colonialism on indigenous people in what we now call Canada. As the exercise unfolds, attendees see their land and their populations drastically altered by the actions and decisions of colonizers.