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Circles for Reconciliation

Reconciliation begins with each and every one of us.

The aim of Circles For Reconciliation is to establish trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples as part of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We do that by creating circles of ten participants (5 Indigenous and 5 non-Indigenous) led by two trained facilitators (1 Indigenous, 1 non-Indigenous). Each circle meets once a week for 10 weeks for meetings of 75 minutes to share personal stories, thoughts and opinions in a safe and non-judgmental environment. It is an opportunity for participants to grow and learn from each other.

By the numbers

Circles For Reconciliation is gaining momentum! In the last four months we have increased the number of circle events by 31% (to over 550), the number of participants by 42% (to over 1,500) and the hours spent on sharing by over 78% (to over 8,600 hours.) This growth has been in Winnipeg predominantly. We are now expanding to seven Manitoba communities and all across Canada, beginning in Toronto, and other parts of Ontario, to Central Alberta, and to British Columbia, and soon to even more centres.

The need

In order to continue recruiting participants and organizing them into circles we are in need of $20,000 to bridge our operating requirements until some of our outstanding grant applications are approved. Circles For Reconciliation operates on a lean budget with only 6 part-time employees and far more volunteer than paid hours. If only 400 people would be willing to donate $50 we would reach our goal. Of course, any donation is appreciated! A tax-deductible receipt will be provided for all donations over $18.

Another way to help is to share this page personally and/or through social media with family, friends and colleagues who share our views regarding the importance of reconciliation.


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Pat Kobylak 
Darren Nodrick 
Norma Spence 
Katarina Kupca
Jimmy Thunder 
Richard and Mary Scott 
Margaret Newall
Christopher Adams 
Raymond Currie
Dr. EmÅ‘ke Szathmáry
Jenny Hildebrand
Colleen Soltermann 
Erica Block 
Harry Hiller 
Susan Prentice 
Jessica Fraser-Thomas 
Elizabeth Ursel
Charles Coffey
Manitoba Construction Sector Council Inc.
Elizabeth Comack 
Keith Neuman 
Anna Harland
Céline Le Bourdais 
Rajiv Kalsi 
Irma  McKenzie
Linda Rosengarten
Sandra Stewart
Ken Friesen
Dr. Rebecca Coish (Med Corp)
Sandra Barsy 
Bryan Emond 
Kaylie Tiessen
Strini Reddy 
Kelly Sharegan 
Bonnie Loewen 
Julia Menard 
Barbara and Brian Crow 
Leo Klug
Margaret Bromley
Judith Andrews 
Gregg Olsen 
Joan Durrant 
Alison Burnett
Diocese of Rupert’s Land
Wendy Watkins
Lee Tunstall
Tara Dentry 
Laraine Naft 
Annie Muldoon 
Vicki Burns 
Wiebke Peschken 
Leslie Kirby 
Sharon Zeiler 
Lisa Farano 
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