Reconciliation for Non-Profits
WORKSHOPS: Reconciliation for Non-Profits
This workshop will focus on ideas and actions that staff and volunteers in nonprofit organizations can consider as we respond to the Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The TRC Calls to Action encourage us to look at our organizational policies and practices and make changes so that Indigenous People are truly welcomed, respected, and included. Our journey of reconciliation is going to be long and complex. There is no one “right path” and each of us needs to decide how to move forward.
This session will consider different perspectives of what reconciliation means, look at tangible actions, and explore how to make them possible—inviting attendees to decide on their next steps in the journey of reconciliation. This longer session will have more interactive elements and a deeper exploration of the topics presented in the Reconciliation for Non-Profits Webinar.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is limited to 35 participants. Registration is open to all staff and volunteers from community social service organizations of any size.
This workshop will take place in a single 6-hour virtual session with breaks throughout.
About the Trainer
Mary Catherine Williams is currently the Executive Director of Volunteer Campbell River and brings over 30 years of experience working with children, families, and communities to promote well-being, safety and success. She has collaborated in community development initiatives with a focus on mental health and addictions prevention and supports, reconciliation and community resilience. Mary Catherine is a settler of English, Irish and German descent and her husband is Interior Salish and Metis/Cree. She respectfully acknowledges that she is a guest and so thankful to live, work, play and volunteer in the unceded, traditional territory of the Laichwiltach People.
You can apply to participate in this workshop (and the other workshops currently on offer) through the application form further down this page. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email with a URL link and password where they can register for the course and pay the $29.95 registration fee. (The rest of the workshop costs have been paid for by the Community Social Services Training Fund.)
This application process is required due to the workshop limit of 35 participants. This will also allow us to ensure geographic and rural/urban equity among participants. (A waitlist will be created and used as necessary.)