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Advocacy

History of Hate

Getting a Grip In Order to Move Ahead

Study Circle Plan

by Renee Vaugeois, John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

According to Stats Canada, hate crime in Alberta rose 39% in 2015, the highest increase seen across the country. In order to grapple and deal with hate however, it is important to understand its historical foundations. This study circle plan will engage participants in learning and discussing our complex history, with a focus on Alberta, and reflect on how this history manifests in communities today. We will engage in a reflection on how we as individuals can respond and act towards hate in our communities.

Human Rights And The City

by Renee Vaugeois

A reflection on the building of Edmonton as the first Human Rights City in North America


Decolonization

What is Institutional Racism?

5 Things You Should Know About Racism

Hearts Wide Open: The Process of Building Righting Relations West Hubs

This toolkit summarizes and presents the learnings and processes used in building the Righting Relations West Regional Hub in Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg. Whilst each of these cities adapted the activities to address their particular needs, there maintained elements which were constant: using a folk school model, using a de-colonial lens, circle facilitation and being women-led. We welcome you to use this toolkit in your community, and invite you to connect with the Righting Relations network. Email info@rightingrelations.org to connect.

History of Hate

Getting a Grip In Order to Move Ahead

Study Circle Plan

by Renee Vaugeois, John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

According to Stats Canada, hate crime in Alberta rose 39% in 2015, the highest increase seen across the country. In order to grapple and deal with hate however, it is important to understand its historical foundations. This study circle plan will engage participants in learning and discussing our complex history, with a focus on Alberta, and reflect on how this history manifests in communities today. We will engage in a reflection on how we as individuals can respond and act towards hate in our communities.

Undoing Border Imperialism

by Harsha Walia

Undoing Border Imperialism combines academic discourse, lived experiences of displacement, and movement-based practices into an exciting new book. By reformulating immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire, it provides the alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism and decolonization. Drawing on the author’s experiences in No One Is Illegal, this work offers relevant insights for all social movement organizers on effective strategies to overcome the barriers and borders within movements in order to cultivate fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance striving toward liberation. The author grounds the book in collective vision, with short contributions from over twenty organizers and writers from across North America.

Human Rights And The City

by Renee Vaugeois

A reflection on the building of Edmonton as the first Human Rights City in North America


Facilitation for Social Change

What is Institutional Racism?

5 Things You Should Know About Racism

Hearts Wide Open: The Process of Building Righting Relations West Hubs

This toolkit summarizes and presents the learnings and processes used in building the Righting Relations West Regional Hub in Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg. Whilst each of these cities adapted the activities to address their particular needs, there maintained elements which were constant: using a folk school model, using a de-colonial lens, circle facilitation and being women-led. We welcome you to use this toolkit in your community, and invite you to connect with the Righting Relations network. Email info@rightingrelations.org to connect.

History of Hate

Getting a Grip In Order to Move Ahead

Study Circle Plan

by Renee Vaugeois, John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

According to Stats Canada, hate crime in Alberta rose 39% in 2015, the highest increase seen across the country. In order to grapple and deal with hate however, it is important to understand its historical foundations. This study circle plan will engage participants in learning and discussing our complex history, with a focus on Alberta, and reflect on how this history manifests in communities today. We will engage in a reflection on how we as individuals can respond and act towards hate in our communities.

Teen Talk Toolkit

Teen Talk Tool Kit is available to sexual health educators and service providers who are looking for activities to run with youth to supplement their educational sessions.

The service provider manual contains background information on each topic, strategies for working with youth, information for youth in Northern communities, resources and Indigenous voices touching on cultural teachings and decolonizing strategies.

Teen Talk is a Youth Health Education Program of Klinic Community Health in Manitoba. They provide services for youth from a harm reduction, prevention education perspective.  They focus on sexuality, reproductive health, body image, substance use awareness, mental health, issues of diversity and anti-violence issues.  They adhere to the belief that by providing youth with accurate, non-judgmental information they can make healthier decisions and choices for themselves!


Life Affirming Practices


Traditional Teachings

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The Belly Button Teaching – Traditional Cree protocols for knowledge gathering were followed to produce this digital story. A collaboration between Saddle Lake Cree Nation and the University of Toronto. Funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.