Asset-Based and Community-Led Development Principles–Online

Facilitator: Wellington Sousa This 6-week online certificate introduces you to fundamental Asset-Based and Community-Led Development (ABCD) theories and principles. You will learn tools to support communities to organize themselves to discover, connect and mobilize their strengths for change. In addition, you will be able to reflect on the outside institutions’ role in supporting community development …
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Grassroots Peacebuilding-ONLINE

This 7-week online certificate is an introduction to peace and conflict while examining the nature, effectiveness, and challenges of grassroots peacebuilding. Grassroots Peacebuilding focuses on the theory, models, and frameworks relevant to peacebuilding and conflict resolution which may be applied in post-conflict situations, humanitarian emergencies, and long- term peacebuilding and reconciliation initiatives. The course uses …
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Building on Abundance in Indigenous Communities

Applications for this course are open to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit participants.  Click here for downloadable PDF Click here to apply This course is online. You will need reliable internet access (high speed is recommended). This seven-week course explores building Indigenous communities from an abundance-based approach, starting with the foundation of gifts, skills …
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Decolonizing our churches, re-weaving our lives

Decolonization, the role and responsibility of our various churches, working toward truth, reconciliation, right relations, justice, healing Part conference, part seminar, our gathering is built on our desire to have a conversation together about moving forward in a decolonizing mode towards truth, reconciliation, right relationships, justice, and healing. We begin with ritual, a tipi teaching, …
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Eyes to See: Engaging Faith Communities in Poverty Dialogue and Action

Are you a church leader interested in engaging your congregation in actions to address poverty? Join Shaun Groves and Compassion Canada in this two-day workshop to build knowledge and skill to lead conversations and initiatives about poverty in your community. Based on the book Eyes to See by Compassion Canada. This workshop will be offered …
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Creative Justice: a conference on disability and the Church

Creative Justice is the theme of the fourth conference run by A Deeper Communion, a network that connects Canadian ministry leaders, practitioners, and academics at the intersection of disability and theology. How do we influence our churches and organizations to nurture adaptive communities that work for the just consideration of all in society? This season …
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Healing Haunted Histories: Decolonizing from the Inside Out

Instructors: Elaine Enns and Ched Myers Syllabus – PCTS/BTS/INDS-3950Syllabus – PCD/BTS-5190 Through bible studies, social analysis, communal narratives and historical literacy, this course will tackle the oldest and deepest injustices on the North American continent, which inhabit every intersection of settler and Indigenous worlds past and present.  We will explore the places, peoples and spirits …
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Indigenous Cultural Safety: Working authentically across difference*

Instructor: Harley Eagle Syllabus – SOC/IND/PCTS-3950Syllabus – PCD-5190 Originating in the medical and health services field by Māori Indigenous Health care professionals over 30 years ago, Cultural Safety and an emergent secondary concept, Cultural Humility have since spread to many areas of the globe where Indigenous Peoples still maintain connections to their lands. The concept …
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