Welcome ~ Willkommen ~ Aanii
With 10+ years of facilitating, I make it easier for people to learn and practice tools for creative community change.
Are you an individual looking for consultation on a personal goal; a teacher or youth worker seeking fun interactive programs; a business in need of facilitation, or, a community group hoping to find someone to assist with creative program engagement in Southern Ontario?
Ohhh have I got some really cool things to share with you!
A Peek At What I Can Do For You:
Social Justice Activities // Compassionate Communication Sessions // Creative Community Model //
Facilitation Training // Practical Permaculture // Food Systems Talks // Community Event Planning //
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A restorative and resilient society — one in which we meet our needs in a way that we care for each other, care for the land, and limit our use while sharing surpluses.
Action & Aspirations
To create spaces for people to connect, share skills and resources, and practice working cooperatively with people and community organizations to accelerate the transition to a restorative and resilient society.
Our ability to care and support is abundant, not scarce.
People can work well with other people to achieve unimaginable creativity.
Communication, especially our listening and observing with curiosity, is a base to change and can always improve.
Diversity is something we cherish and integrate, rather than segregate.
We meet challenge and controversy with empathy and creativity.
Everyone has something unique and important to contribute, not just a select few.
We live in systems of injustice and we choose to acknowledge them and redesign them by centring the voices of people historically and/or currently oppressed.
Welcome – I was raised to speak the english language used by my family in Canada (Northern Turtle Island)
Willkommen – My ancestry on both sides, both maternal and paternal, is European mostly German and English
As a settler who is aware of the historical and ongoing violence of colonialism in this area and who works for the creation of a diverse community that benefits all people, I reflect on the following questions to guide my actions:
- What are the obligations to the people who first inhabited this land?
- How do settlers on this land figure out what their responsibilities are?
- How can we be good guests here?
- How can we support existing local struggles?
- And how can we support Indigenous self-determination in the longer term?
Questions and dialogue continued from Fairfield Gonzales Community Association.