The Indigenous Spirit Fund and Native Child and Family Services of Toronto invite you to participate in Sharing Hearts, Building Bones – a powerful new workshop series designed to engage Canadians interested in learning about, and building new relationships with, Toronto’s Indigenous children and families and the organizations, like Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, that work with them increase community health and well-being.
Sharing Hearts, Building Bones
Taking place on Zoom, the focus of each workshop will be a circle conversation led by the Founder of Native Child and Family Services and the Director of the Indigenous Spirit Fund, Kenn Richard, who will share insights from his over 40 years of service and activism on behalf of Indigenous children and youth. Touching on issues including the legacies of residential schools and the Sixties Scoop, Indigenous overrepresentation in child welfare, the strength and resilience of Indigenous families and service providers, these workshops will demonstrate the important role that culture and holistic approaches to healing play in family and community well-being for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Designed to connect philanthropists, foundations, corporations and Indigenous and Non-Indigenous community members, these three-hour long learning opportunities will help participants work towards building new relationships with each other in the spirit of Reconciliation.