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You’re Invited! Gidibendaagozimin: Inclusion Conference
October 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
GIDIBENDAAGOZIMIN: INCLUSION CONFERENCE
You are invited to a very special learning opportunity!
This unique two-day learning event is ideal for education and early years professionals interested in learning more about inclusion and diversity with regards to Indigenous cultures and communities. Parents, guardians, and other caregivers also welcome!
Day 1: Tuesday, October 19
Opening Ceremonies with Chief Jacqueline French, Courtney Riley, and Russell Peltier.
Keynote Address from Jennifer Nichole, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Jordan’s Priciple Supervisor.
Workshops facilitated by:
Nicole Hoover, Speech and Language Pathologist with Chatterbox Communication Services
Amber Burton, Occupational Therapist with Thames Valley Children’s Centre
Lisa Corbeil, Physical Therapist with Thames Valley Children’s Centre
With a special guest presentation and Hoop Dance performance from River Christie-White, founder of Hoops for Hope.
River, who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, uses his talents in the traditional art of Hoop Dancing to spread awareness about Autism and the lack of support for Indigenous children and families with special needs. River will be selling and signing books and other items to raise funds for his organization.
Movement breaks facilitated by Terri Fisher from Water and Time Yoga
Day 2: Wednesday, October 20
Workshops facilitated by:
Tisha Summers, Registered Art Therapist with Heal Through Love Art Therapy
Julie Casey, Registered Social Worker and Developmental Service Worker with Nourishing Hearts Wellness Care Farm.
Jacquelyn Keep, Registered Early Childhood Educator and Resource Consultant with Enji-Maajtaawaad Early Years Program.
WHEN: Tuesday October 19 and Wednesday October 20, 2021
TIME: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (registration and breakfast at 7:30 am)
WHERE: Four Points by Sheraton London, 1150 Wellington Road South
REGISTRATION FEE: $100
**Daily breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a conference experience bag are included in the cost of Registration.
Movement breaks facilitated by Terri Fisher from Water and Time Yoga.
Closing Ceremonies with Russell Peltier and Courtney Riley
Proof of vaccination against Covid19 (or a valid medical exemption) will be required upon entry.
A mask or appropriate face covering will be required at all times while indoors except while eating and drinking. Please respect social distancing whenever possible.
Friends/colleagues are encouraged to sit together.