2014 'Our Dreams Matter Too' Walk - White Oaks Seconday School, Oakville
2014 First Nations Family & Caring Society 'Have a Heart Day' Ottawa, Parliament HillFebruary 14 2014 Spoke to a gathering on Parliament Hill, Ottawa in support of First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada's #HaveaHeart Day; supporting First Nations children to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their cultures. Today we were given a beautiful drum, made by artist Mike Dangeli, and a lovely card from our friends at the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.
2013 Making the Change Conference - Halton District School BoardDecember 10, 2013 Thank you to the Halton District School Board (HDSB) for inviting us to be a part of the 2013 Making the Change Conference at Garth Webb Secondary School. Our morning and afternoon workshops involved students from schools in Halton. Thank you to all the students who attended and special thanks to Grade 10 student,Damia Uqaili from Craig Kielburger Secondary School.
"Damia Uqaili couldn’t help but be inspired but what she had learned.The Grade 10 Craig Kielburger Secondary School student attended a Books with no Bounds workshop, which involved learning about an initiative started by two White Oaks Secondary School students designed to collect books for underprivileged aboriginal children in northern Ontario. An aspiring teacher, Uqaili couldn’t bear the thought of children not having a diverse collection of books. The Making A Change conference solidified for her the goal to always strive to help people.“I learned we should stand up for each other, stand strong, have hope and help one another,” UqailiStudents inspired to make a change
Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Forum first anniversary - Queens ParkDecember 5, 2013 Honoured to attend the one -year anniversary of the Lieutenant Governor’s Aboriginal Forum, an initiative founded to encourage information sharing and collaboration between individuals and organizations interested in the wellbeing of Aboriginal residents of Ontario and their communities. The forum has brought together First Nations leaders, representatives from universities and non-profit groups, and other individuals. Photo courtesy of www.lgontario.ca
Innovation Fair 2013 - University of Toronto, Hart HouseNovember 15, 2013
Thank you to the University of Toronto Save the Children Student Club and the Knowledge Management Network (Save the Children Canada, World Vision Canada, University of Guelph and Humber College Business institute), for inviting us to participate in this years’ 3rd annual Innovation Fair.
The event provided space for over 200 students, NGO professionals and government to share ideas, brainstorm solutions and capture knowledge of successes and challenges in innovative programs aimed at improving the lives of children and youth and to network with the most innovative domestic and international child and youth initiatives.
KOBO - Free The Children Partnership Launch EventThank you Kobo and Free the Children for inviting us to speak at your partnership launch event in Toronto. Thank you Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable David C. Onley, and her Honour Mrs. Ruth Ann Onley, Marc Kielburger, Co-Founder of Free The Children, Michael Serbinis and Greg Twinney (KOBO) for allowing us to speak at your event about our mission.
2013 TIFF - Hi Ho Mistahey - Director/ Writer Alanis Obomsawin, Toronto International Film Festival
Words cannot express how much we were moved by this inspiring film! Alanis Obomsawin's internationally acclaimed filmmaker and activist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the Attawapiskat First Nations campaign to draw global attention to the Canadian government’s neglect of Aboriginal youth education. In memory of a true hero to all - Shannen Koostachin www.fncaringsociety.com/
shannens-dream Thank you Janet Wilson for our signed copy of 'Shannen and the Dream for a School'; a story everyone must read!
2013 'Our Dreams Matter Too' Walk - White Oaks Seconday School, Oakville