community engagement

Resources for Social Justice Education

Suzanne  -  Dec 21, 2016  -  , , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Resources for Social Justice Education
Scholastic Canada has just released a new series of classroom resources for grades 4–6. These inquiry-based, magazine-style books focus on ethical citizenship, social justice, and sustainability in Canadian society. Each book in the series is bundled with a teacher’s guide and an accompanying website featuring videos and other resources. The Take Action series is based […]

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Lessons In the Real World

Suzanne  -  Oct 20, 2016  -  , , , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Lessons In the Real World
Here we are, Halloween time again – and retail stores are once again trading in racism and appropriation by selling Halloween costumes that allow people to dress up like “Indians.” However, as we saw with this fall’s national conversation about the Cleveland Indians name and logo, the tide is beginning to shift, as non-Indigenous allies […]

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Coming Soon – New Non-Fiction Book

Suzanne  -  Jul 05, 2016  -  , , , , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Coming Soon – New Non-Fiction Book
Suzanne Methot has received a $12,000 Ontario Arts Council Works-In-Progress grant to complete a non-fiction book on intergenerational trauma in Indigenous peoples and communities. Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing (the new working title) discusses intergenerational trauma at the individual, family, and community levels, with a focus on mechanisms of transmission and approaches to healing. […]

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The New National Discussion

Suzanne  -  Apr 24, 2015  -  , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on The New National Discussion
Justice Murray Sinclair, Manitoba’s first Aboriginal judge and the chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says he wants all Canadians – not just politicians – to take part in a “national discussion” on how to improve the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada. “We need to change the way that people in […]

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Empower, Educate, Entertain – January 30-February 2, 2013 – Toronto

Suzanne  -  Dec 31, 2012  -  ,  -  Comments Off on Empower, Educate, Entertain – January 30-February 2, 2013 – Toronto
Dragonfly is presenting a session entitled “Libraries and Community Engagement” at the Ontario Library Association’s 2013 Super Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The session will include discussion on the difference between community engagement, community development, and community-led service planning; the principles of community engagement; what community engagement means for libraries and librarians; techniques […]

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