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Truth & Reconciliation: Impacts of Intergenerational Trauma

Date of Webinar

Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Webinar Presenter

TIM FOX is a proud member of the Blackfoot confederacy from the Blood (Kainai) reserve located two hours south of Calgary. Tim has lived and worked in Calgary for the past 15 years although still considers his home fire the Blood reserve. Tim is the Vice President of Indigenous Relations where he hopes to strengthen and enhance the culture and practice at the Calgary Foundation while incorporating work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission both internally and in the broader community.

Tim comes from the not for profit children and youth sector but has also been fortunate to build strong connections within the urban Indigenous community, specifically in his previous role with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) as Manager of Indigenous Initiatives. He sits on the Advisory committee for Vibrant Community’s Calgary (VCC) Indigenous Poverty Reduction Strategy, the 4R’s Youth Movement and the United Way of Calgary and Area Natoo’si: Healing and Wellbeing Initiative.

“Indigenous culture is rooted in oral tradition. I can’t help but notice the parallels in this paradigm to the work of the Calgary Foundation through stories of impact, giving nature and work of the heart. If I were to a sum up this parallel in one word, I would simply use, community. That being said, I am excited to share some insights and set the context behind the need for Indigenous specific support within the infrastructure of the Foundation and service delivery in general. Be it through increased education/awareness internally, capacity building for the charities we support, strategic direction or seeds of information that assist us in our work with various Indigenous community groups and projects we are a part of.”

Tim shares in the values of Calgary Foundation and in the belief that there are ways this work can continue to live and thrive as we enter the next 150 years.

Webinar Description

If organizations want to redress the legacy of residential schools and advanced the process of Canadian reconciliation, board members play an important role in promoting and upholding a culture that honours this. Often times staff and racialized people within organizations are asked or burdened to lead the process of truth and reconciliation. Board members play an important role in understanding reconciliation and moving it towards reconciliACTION. This begins with understanding the truths of the legacy of residential school and the impacts of intergenerational trauma. This session will guide board members to consider how the board with their staff might together begin or continue a journey of truth and reconciliation.

This session will touch on the current realities facing Indigenous communities and increase awareness on the need for specific, Indigenous cultural supports in service delivery. This workshop will explore the legacy historical processes and policies continue to have on Indigenous People and provide suggested ways participants can heal together from these impacts.

Follow Up Friday – Reflection and Discussion Session

Friday, November 26, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Have more questions about Truth and Reconciliation: Impacts of Intergenerational Trauma? Join us for Follow Up Friday, where you will have an opportunity to discuss the topic, reflection on what it means for your organization and have discussions with other non-profit leaders about the topic.

Register HERE for Follow Up Friday.

BLC Organizers

  • Alberta Culture & Status of Women, Community Development
  • CommunityWise Resource Centre
  • Federation of Calgary Communities
  • Rozsa Foundation
  • Other Non-Profit Community Leaders

Thank you to our sponsors for continued support of our event

  • Friends of the Federation of Calgary Communities
  • Servus Credit Union
  • Simple Cloud Works

Follow Up Friday

If you attended the Truth & Reconciliation: Impacts of Intergenerational Trauma session, please join us on this extended event. This is a space for participants to discuss and reflect further on what volunteer engagement looks like for their organization.

What to expect:

  • Exploring the question: What does this mean for me and my organization?
  • Discussion of the topic with other non-profit leaders
  • Place for reflection and asking further questions on the topic

Note: You don't need to necessarily attend the Saturday webinar for the Follow Up Friday discussion, but it may support the discussions.



Please note you will need to register for this event as well.