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Diversity

Building relationships with Indigenous communities (Workshop A7)

June 7, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Reconciliation between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples is a process that involves education, active learning and authentic relationship building. Join us for an interactive session that will explore what we can do as a movement to respond in a positive way to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report. We’ll touch on the impacts of colonialism and how the history of residential schools has influenced housing options for Indigenous people in Canada. We’ll also work together to identify concrete actions co-op communities can take to support respectful and healthy relationships between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples.

Creating an age-friendly co-op (Workshop B7)

June 7, 2 – 4:30 p.m.

We know that co-op members are increasingly choosing to age in place in our co-op communities. Is your co-op ready? Join us as we cover issues related to the diverse and aging membership within the co‑op sector. We’ll discuss:

  • current trends in aging
  • how to communicate effectively with an aging membership
  • health issues related to aging and their impact on the co-op.

KAIROS Blanket Exercise (Workshop C8)

June 8, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

In the KAIROS Blanket Exercise you will explore the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Blankets that represent the land are arranged on the floor, and participants are invited to physically step into the roles of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. In an interactive way, participants will learn how the colonization of the land impacted those who were here long before settlers arrived. It engages minds and hearts in understanding why the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples is often broken and how we can take action together.

Diversity display

June 6-9

Be sure to visit the Diversity table in the display area to find out more about the Diversity Committee’s activities and CHF Canada’s commitment to diversity, including regional diversity grants and other projects.