Upcoming Special Events

Indigenous Awareness Week – Western University

January 20 @ 9:00 am - January 28 @ 5:00 pm
Indigenous Student Centre at Western University, Room 2100, Western Student Services, Western University
London, ON N6A 3K7 Canada
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Indigenous Awareness Week (IAW) seeks to celebrate Western's Indigenous presence, nurture relationships, and facilitate collaborations between indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

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Indigenous Cultural Safety and Niagara Health Leaders

January 21 @ 9:00 am - January 22 @ 5:00 pm
TeaFun, 3250 Schmon Pkwy
St. Catharines, ON L2V 4Y6 Canada
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A one day Indigenous Cultural Safety event offered on either Jan 21st or Jan 22nd for Niagara health leaders

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Giving voice to Indigenous peoples: Is anyone listening?

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ryerson University, 55 Dundas Street Wesr
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C3 Canada
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Canadians talk of truth and reconciliation, but are we truly listening? Come hear two passionate and prominent Indigenous voices — bestselling author Tanya Talaga and outspoken parliamentarian Sol Mamakwa — tell their personal stories and talk about our political challenges. Bring your questions to the conversation hosted by Ryerson visiting practitioner Martin Regg Cohn and the Faculty of Arts.

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Decolonizing the Heart 2-DAY Workshop – Jan 25 / Feb 1

January 25 @ 9:00 am - February 1 @ 5:00 pm
Toronto United Mennonite Church, 1774 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4L 1G7 Canada
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$100 – $300

Reconciliation requires building relationships. Building relationships requires more than coming together over issues. Where do we begin?

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Reconcili-Action: Restoring Indigenous Presence to Canadian Communities: Picton

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Picton Branch Library, 208 Main St. W
Picton, ON K0K 2T0 Canada
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Picking up from Dr. Niigaan Sinclair’s illuminating lecture in November, we now welcome Calvin Brook to the PEC Library. Calvin is an architect, urban designer and planner and co-founder of Brook McIlroy, an architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and urban planning practice. A key focus of his practice is through collaborations with the firm’s Indigenous architects and interns through the Indigenous Design Studio. Brook McIlroy’s work with Canada’s Indigenous communities has been recognized by The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and is the first architectural and planning practice in Canada certified under CCAB’s Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program.

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Talking To Our Children About Indigenous History In Canada

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Hive London, 1350 Wharncliffe Rd S
London, ON N6L 1G9 Canada
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Gain confidence to navigate how to talk with your children about Indigenous History in Canada

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Carol Hopkins presents Mental Health and Indigenous Peoples

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Vitali Student Lounge – King’s University College, 266 Epworth Avenue
London, ON N6A 2M3 Canada
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Carol Hopkins will be giving a presentation about mental health issues and Indigenous peoples.

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Chiefs of Ontario Special Chiefs Assembly

February 5 - February 6

The Chiefs of Ontario will be hosting the Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa, Ontario, on February 5-6, 2020. Please note, the Chiefs of Ontario is no longer accepting TRADESHOW - VENDOR/EXHIBITOR registrations. Agenda: SCA Provisional Agenda Call for Resolutions: SCA February 5-6 2020 1st Call  Resolution Template:  SCA February 5-6 2020  SCA Brochure: 19-12-06 SCA February... View Article

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Indigenous Community Health and Research Conference

February 6 @ 7:00 am - February 8 @ 4:30 pm
Gathering Place by the Grand – Six Nations, 2593 Chiefswood Rd.
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0 Canada
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The Faculty of Health Science, the McMaster Indigenous Health Movement – Student Group, and the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute are pleased to host the inaugural ‘Coming together to co-create health equity – an Indigenous Community Health and Research Conference’  

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Land as Our First Teacher: Exploring Relationships between Indigenous Storytelling and Pedagogical Documentation

February 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Dr.
Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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The Oral Tradition of Ojibwe storytelling maintains a continuous relationship with 40 000 years of Land-based Knowledge of living in harmony and balance with Mother Earth and each other. Since the mid 20th century, storytelling through pedagogical documentation has emerged from Reggio Emilia, Italy as a way to build relationships in early learning. The intention for the day will be to explore the relationships between these different approaches to storytelling as they relate to the Land as our first teacher.

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Chiefs of Ontario – 14th Annual Health Forum

February 25 - February 27
Marriott Downtown CF at Toronto Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2L2 Canada
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The Chiefs of Ontario's 14th Annual Health Forum will be hosted on February 25-27, 2020 at the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre at 525 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario. The theme of this years' health forum will be "Advancing First Nation Best Practices:  Stories of Resillience, Innovation and Success". To register as a Delegate/Observer,... View Article

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Cultural Awareness Training

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, 580 Cameron Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 3Z5 Canada
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Cultural Awareness Training Kimberley Lamothe, Nikita Corbiere, and Sarah Beardy Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre The CAT (Cultural Awareness Training) sessions are meant to provide an awareness about Indigenous people in Canada. Participants will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge, skills of the history, experiences, and events which have influenced the relationship of Indigenous people in... View Article

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Save the Date – Special Education Sharing Forum April 2020

April 22 - April 23
Intercontinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front St W
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2X3 Canada
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Theme: Special Education Information Sharing Forum  “Insights into safe and inclusive learning environments” Date: April 22 and 23, 2020 Location: Intercontinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2X3 For additional information, please contact: Holly Golabek, Education Coordinator at Holly.Golabek@coo.org.

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Trauma and Violence Intervention Research Conference

June 9 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm
London Convention Centre, 300 York St.
London, ON N6B 1P8 Canada
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Trauma and Violence Intervention Research: Promoting Safety and Well-Being Across the Lifespan

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Save the Date – All Ontario Chiefs’ Conference June 2020

June 16 - June 18

The Chiefs of Ontario will be hosting their annual All Ontario Chiefs' Conference on June 16-18, 2020 in partnership with Grand Council Treaty #3. Additional information and location to be confirmed closer to the date. For further information, please contact Lori-Keeshig-Martin, Executive Assistant at lori.keeshig-martin@coo.org or Dianne Simon at dianne@coo.org or 1-416-597-1266/toll-free 1-877-517-6527.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (UN)

November 25

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.

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