Jesus said, “Work first for the reign of God and of God’s justice.”

What’s happening around the Diocese of Toronto with respect to social justice and advocacy this month?

Interested in opportunities to learn, to grow, to participate and serve.

Read the November Social Justice and Advocacy News here.

Sunday, November 21 from 3pm to 5pm in the church.

Registration, masks and social distancing required.

Limited to 30 participants. Register at staffstphilip@gmail.com
or call Nigel 416-809-4646

What Is The KAIROS Blanket Exercise?

Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and educators, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is an interactive and experiential teaching tool that explores the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada.

During this 2 to 3-hour workshop, participants step on blankets representing the land and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. They are guided by trained facilitators, including Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers, who work from a script that covers pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization, resistance and much more. Participants read scrolls and respond to cues in the script. The KBE concludes with a debriefing, conducted as a talking circle, during which participants discuss the learning experience, process their feelings, ask questions, share insights, and deepen their understanding.

Over the past two decades, thousands of KAIROS Blanket Exercises have been delivered in Canada and around the world, including in the United States, Central and South America, Europe, and Australia. By engaging participants on both emotional and intellectual levels, the KBE both educates and creates empathy and understanding.

To learn a bit more visit https://www.kairosblanketexercise.org/ then scroll down to the brief introductory video.