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Upcoming Webinar in Honour of the National Day Of Truth & Reconciliation
Join Right To Play In Conversation and learn more about land-based learning and Right To Play’s efforts to support youth programming through a lens of traditional Indigenous activities.
The panel will discuss the importance of land-based learning, the impacts of Right To Play’s land-based pilot program, and the importance of access to traditional activities in urban settings for youth. Learn more about how a connection with the land is associated with wellbeing and mental health, and can contribute to decolonization.
You will hear from Right To Play Indigenous program experts and our special guests, Dr. Tricia McGuire-Adams, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Ganandawisiwin (Good Health) Sovereignties, Willie Littlechild, commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and Rachel Mishenene, Executive Director of Indigenous Programs for Right To Play, as they discuss the importance of connecting to land as a source of resilience for Indigenous youth.
This free webinar is being hosted in honour of The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation – Orange Shirt Day. RSVP below!
Floods in Pakistan Threaten the Future of Millions of Children
As children and families shelter from the floods in Pakistan, our priority is making sure they have the mental and emotional support they need to cope with a desperate situation. That support needs to start immediately.
In three districts, we are the only organization providing psychosocial support for children, mobilizing our network of local volunteers to reach areas cut off by floods. You can help ensure that every child who needs support to cope with the fear, anxiety, and grief is able to get it.
Meet Natalie, A Coach Building Peace in Burundi
A Q&A with Natalie, 26, a coach who believes that with a new generation comes new hope. Natalie works to bridge the divisions violence has created in Burundi and help children from different ethnic and political groups learn to coexist respectfully and peacefully with one another.
“By playing together, their attitudes have changed, and they are moving away from violence. Instead, they’ve adopted mutual respect through playing together.”
Thank You Playmakers!
The Right To Play Playmakers had an amazing summer hosting their two signature fundraising events. In August, the Golf Tournament at Piper’s Heath Golf Club and last week, the Gran Fondo at Spirit Tree Estate Cidery. Both events saw great turnout and together raised over XXX in support of Right To Play! We are so grateful to all the Playmakers, volunteers, attendees, and sponsors who came together and made the events so special!
To learn more or join the Playmakers, visit rtpplaymakers.ca
Indigenous Programs Retreat Recap
In August, Right To Play’s Indigenous Programs team came together from across Turtle Island to learn and play together in preparation for a new program year. The team spent a week engaging in workshops and activities centered around program design, Indigenous research methods, and land-based learning, getting re-connected and re-energized for the year to come.