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Confronting the hidden legacy of residential schools

In an attempt to discuss the impact of residential schools on the families of survivors and strategies for the future, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is opening a national intergenerational conference next week in Winnipeg. It is the first intergenerational event on the issue that is First Nations-led.



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Mindful Occupation: Rising up Without Burning out

This grassroots guide was developed by the Occupy Mental Health Project and is creative commons licenced. The authors encouraging updating, remixing and editing by folks who use this living document.

The guide covers the basics of radical mental health, how it interlocks with oppressive corporate and capitalist systems to relate to Occupy as well as tackling various topics within self care. The tips for sustainable protest range from practical advice on avoiding hypothermia in cold weather to less tangible ideas of solidarity and mutual respect. Many ideas like the tips in the coping with stress section go beyond the Occupy movement into the politics of everyday life.



Hurt Woman and Womanhood: Frances Bradley on art, sexual violence and transformation

August 15, 2014
| Brooklyn-based artist Frances Bradley shares her journey of sexual violence, healing and transformation through her massive art series, "Womanhood or Woman's-Hurt? The Art of Healing."
Length: 24:40 minutes (22.59 MB)
Living On Purpose

# 221 - 'Hello Susan, It's Me, Cancer!'

July 12, 2014
| Susan D'Agostino charted her personal journey of healing through "what they call" cancer.
Length: 38:31 minutes (35.27 MB)

Abuse: Survival Stories -- The Beautiful Truth

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 11:00am


Victoria Village Library auditorium
184 Sloane Ave
Toronto, ON
43° 44' 9.3552" N, 79° 18' 45.8604" W

This co-ed event is free to attend. Men and women, survivors and supporters alike are welcome to join us for a day of testimonials from three survivors, spoken word poetry and a creative group exercise.

♥ ♥ ♥ please note that the three speakers for our events are selected beforehand. There is never any pressure from anyone in attendance to share their stories. ♥ ♥ ♥

Abuse: Survival Stories is a non-profit event series created in support of survivors of domestic violence, psychological and sexual abuse. Combining raw testimonials from survivors with inspirational spoken word pieces and motivational speeches, Abuse: Survival Stories is a positive and healing experience that uplifts both the mind and the soul.

Pauktuutit Healing Communities Workshop

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Pauktuutit, an organization advocating for Inuit women in Canada, relased "An Intergenerational Healing Model" in 2013. It's a model workshop intended to bring Inuit communities together while healing from abuse and preventing any further harm. 


| December 2, 2013

Strengthening communites: Transformative justice

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


2103 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS
44° 39' 6.894" N, 63° 34' 58.8864" W


Communities often struggle with how to address sexualized violence, intimate partner abuse, addiction, and other harms in ways that promote and encourage collective healing and liberation. Please join us for an interactive discussion that will introduce and develop the concepts of transformative justice and community. We’ll watch some videos, have a chance for open discussion, and develop our knowledge through scenarios and role playing.

 A bit about the facilitators: Kaley and Jean have been apart of a transformative justice reading group duo for the past year and both spend a lot of time thinking about healing, transformation and justice outside of the criminal legal system.

Healing the Earth

Tangled Roots: Dialogues exploring ecological justice, healing and decolonization

May 11, 2012
| Tangled Roots: Dialogues exploring ecological justice, healing, and decolonization, is a new book featuring the most powerful interviews from five years of Healing the Earth Radio.
Length: 23:32

Restorative justice for activists

words associated with restorative justice

This trainer's guide from Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Diversion Association goes through three different workshop outlines: the basics of communication, the basics of facilitation and troubleshooting restorative justice. Restorative justice means that the person who committed a crime can be held accountable by their victims in a safe and supportive environment with a trained facilitator.


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