HSA Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop - February 17, 2022 - Register Online

HSA Virtual Social Justice Day Workshop 

HSA is pleased to offer an opportunity to attend this one-day workshop!

DATE: Thursday, February 17, 2022
TIME:  9 am – 4:30pm    
LOCATION: Virtually, via WebEx. Details to follow

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada shed light on the residential school experience of Indigenous peoples and tabled a report with 94 Calls to Action. Health Sciences Association is hosting a workshop for members that will allow participants to:

  • have the opportunity to engage in difficult dialogue, in a safer environment, and reflect on the core value of reconciliation, allowing for a new generation of health community leaders to consciously and thoughtfully choose to live and work in reconciliation.
  • increase understanding of our shared history, including the legacy and inter-generational impacts of the Indian Residential School system.
  • learn about the impact of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s report and how to work toward implementing the recommendations.
  • gain skills to build resilient, mutually beneficial relationships within and among diverse communities, and to learn if and how the recommendations have been implemented.

The workshop will be facilitated by Kelly Terbasket and Denise Lecoy from kinSHIFT, an Indigenous-led social enterprise initiative supporting settlers to gain the knowledge and skills to cultivate respectful relationships with Indigenous peoples and places.

Kelly Terbasket:
Kelly is Program Director of IndigenEYEZ, Kelly is known for her energizing, out-of-the-box workshops. Coming from a mixed heritage, Kelly has been bridging distinct worlds all her life, weaving together the strengths of her Syilx and European ancestry. She brings 30 years of community development at the community, nation, and provincial levels. Through her on-the-ground experience, Kelly came to see that a common barrier to the success of programs is relationship breakdown, and that the key to turning this around is revitalizing Indigenous ways as the foundation for tackling current challenges. She co-founded IndigenEYEZ as a means of supporting natural champions in communities to better respond to the impacts of colonization. Kelly is focused on the role of relationships in systems change and is sought out for her capacity to help deepen relations at a time in history when connections across differences are essential. Kelly has a BSW, Executive Coaching Certification, and extensive training in Creative Facilitation through Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE Global). She lives in her family’s ancestral home on the Blind Creek Reserve in Syilx territory in the South Okanagan-Similkameen.

Denise Lecoy:
Situating herself within family and community, Denise is a Syilx-Okanagan woman, daughter, sister, auntie, wife, mother of 6 adult sons, and grandmother who is blessed to live in her home community on the Penticton Indian Reserve. A popular facilitator with IndigenEYEZ, Denise learned the importance of relationships from her father snpinktn Hereditary Chief Adam Eneas. From her mother, Verna Baker of the Sḵwxwú7mesh people, she learned the importance of family. Denise is an adjunct professor supporting Indigenous students at UBC Okanagan, she teaches Indigenous Studies at Okanagan College, and co-facilitates cultural safety workshops for future health professionals at UBC. Denise holds an MSW as well as a diploma in nursing, and brings 30 years of diverse and in-depth experience in health and social services with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations. Denise finds joy in being out on the land and spending time with her family.
Members who are interested in this workshop are asked to complete a registration application by logging into My Events Registration using the prompts provided. Workshops are listed under Other events. Please call the HSA office at 604.517.0994 or 1.800.663.6119 if you do not know your HSA member ID number.