Transformative Reconciliation

Apply to participate in the program’s next cohort!

Last year, The Federation partnered with Dr. Dustin Louie from the University of Calgary to offer a cohort-based, year-long program called Transformative Reconciliation in Community Social Services.

The program was designed to provide a more intensive learning program for members and community partners who want to deepen their learning and apply reconciliation-based approaches to their organizations and programs—to engage in transformative reconciliation through collaborative learning, design, and practice.

The first year was a resounding success and we are excited to launch applications for a new cohort of participants. You can find the application form and program dates on The Federation website.

The program’s action-oriented design is tailored for leaders and staff who are keen to create real-world approaches to reconciliation that are founded on decolonizing principles and Indigenous Knowledges within your specific local context.

The program is built to be inclusive of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants from Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations. Everyone is welcome—if you are interested, this opportunity is for you.

Program funds covered

Applicants from any community social services organization in British Columbia can apply to have their program costs paid for by the Community Social Services Training Fund. To do so, fill out an application through the Support for Certification/ Education Individual Grant granting stream and put Transformative Reconciliation as the program.

Organizations can still apply to have their Transformative Reconciliation fees paid for even if they have already applied for and/or received other Community Social Services Training Fund monies this calendar year. You can find more info about the Community Social Services Training Fund and the application form here.

Join an info session

Interested? Want to learn more? Join the Transformative Reconciliation program instructor, Dr. Dustin Louie, for an information session on Tuesday, September 14th at 12:00 PM (PST). Learn about the program, about the instructor, what to expect, and ask questions!

Join Zoom Meeting: Click here!
Meeting ID: 398 929 5822
Passcode: 3NGavp

An invitation to take action

I encourage and invite you to learn more about this program and sign up to engage in difficult conversations in a supportive space—working together to transform our practice and embody the important calls to action that have been handed to us.

As always, if you have any questions or feedback about how The Federation can support you and your organizations, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Rick FitzZaland
Federation Executive Director