Tuesday, April 9, 2019 

Saskatchewan Co-operative Association (SCA), in partnership with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC), is organizing a full day workshop April 9, 2019, in Saskatoon, at the Saskatoon Inn (Canadian Room, 2002 Airport Drive - see Venue for hotel room booking info.).

This event is for co-operative and credit union board members, managers and staff to:

  • provide in-depth information on Truth and Reconciliation, Treaties, and the Calls to Action, and

  • discuss how co-operatives and credit unions can effectively engage in Truth and Reconciliation. 

The one day session will provide context and understanding as to how the Calls to Action and the goal of Reconciliation came into existence. This will be done through educational sessions focused on the History of the Indigenous Treaty Partners, History of the Treaties, History of the Breach of Treaties and the development of Systemic Racism, and then moving forward in to Reconciliation initiatives and understanding and applying the Calls to Action. In order for Reconciliation to be successful in Saskatchewan, we must explore the truths of our shared histories as Treaty Partners. 

This workshop will provide participants with the information and tools they need to engage their organizations and the communities they serve in substantially responding to Truth and Reconciliation, and the Calls to Action. Examples of how other organizations, including co-operatives and credit unions, have responded to Reconciliation and the Calls to Action will be provided. Facilitated discussions will be held with participants about options they have for effectively engaging their organizations and their communities in Reconciliation.  

This workshop is being organized in response to requests from attendees of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Association Tools for a New Reality conference held March 20, 2018 where a session was held on Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. Participants in their evaluation of the conference requested more in-depth information on the Calls to Action and how co-operatives can effectively respond to them.

The workshop is being provided without charge.  It is being sponsored by the generous contributions of:

  • Synergy Credit Union,

  • Affinity Credit Union,

  • Innovation Credit Union,

  • The Co-operators,

  • Conexus Credit Union, and

  • SaskCentral.

Refreshments and Indigenous food focused lunch included.

Registration deadline: March 29, 2019.