Posts Tagged "winds of change"

Winds of Change: Education for Reconciliation update in BC

November 7, 2018

On October 30, 2018 a delegation consisting of Janet Gray (BC-Yukon KAIROS Regional Representative) Susan Draper (KAIROS Victoria), Rev. Laura Kavanagh (KAIROS national steering committee member), Ruth D’Hollander (Aboriginal Neighbours), and Indigenous leaders and educators, Nella and Alex Nelson, met…

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Ontario mustn’t backslide on education about Indigenous issues

October 29, 2018

It was déjà vû. When the Ontario government cancelled curriculum-writing sessions this summer on truth and reconciliation, I was immediately taken back to 1998 when I was part of a team writing curriculum for the Ontario Ministry of Education. At…

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NEW VIDEO: Launch of updated Education for Reconciliation Report Card

October 10, 2018

Photo: Ellen Wood, Jennifer Henry, Alison Cox, Shannon Perez, Cheryl McNamara, Susie McPherson and Ed Bianchi. The E4R Report Card was released on October 9th, 2018 at a press conference at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg….

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MEDIA RELEASE: Encouraging progress on TRC Call to Action 62.i: Education for Reconciliation

October 9, 2018

(Ottawa, ON) – The majority of provinces and territories are making progress towards implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Call to Action 62.i – also known as Education for Reconciliation, according to KAIROS Canada in its updated…

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UPDATE: Winds of Change in Manitoba and BC

October 4, 2017

The Winds of Change have been active in Manitoba and British Columbia thanks to the efforts of local KAIROS organizers. In Manitoba, the KAIROS Cambrian Agassiz group met with the Manitoba Ministry of Education and Training on August 25. Education…

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Winds of Change campaign update: 1,700 signatures presented in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly 

November 11, 2016

Photo caption: Linda Scherzinger, KAIROS Halifax, delivers 1700 signatures to Gary Burrill, Leader of the Nova Scotia NDP prior to presentation in the House of Assembly. The voices of 1,700 Nova Scotians who signed the Nova Scotia KAIROS Petition supporting TRC…

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Winds of Change campaign update: Education for reconciliation initiative picks up steam in Ontario

October 31, 2016

Like the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 20 years ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada identified education as key to reconciliation. Last November KAIROS and the Legacy of Hope Foundation launched the Education for Reconciliation (E4R) initiative as…

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Truth and reconciliation in Nova Scotia’s classrooms, a progress report

September 6, 2016

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – When the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) on the horrible legacy of residential schools was released late last year Premier Stephen MacNeil confirmed his commitment to implement its recommendations. KAIROS, a Canada-wide ecumenical movement…

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KAIROS Mass Blanket Exercises to hit capital cities across Canada: May 28 to June 6

May 5, 2016

Original published in Windspeaker on May 5, 2016 Written by Andrea Smith Exact dates and locations for all the Mass Blanket Exercises: In honour of the one-year anniversary (June 2) of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s release of its calls…

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