Learning Institute

CIRCLE Gathering 2016

How research plays a role in implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations

Mary Dawn Vickers at Buffet

Mary Dawn Vickers at the 2016 CIRCLE Gathering

Skip Dick and Participants

Skip Dick and Participants at 2016 CIRCLE Gathering

Rob Hancock speaking at 2016 CIRCLE Gathering

Rob Hancock speaking at 2016 CIRCLE Gathering

Rebecca Inoke at 2016 CIRCLE Gathering

Rebecca Inoke at 2016 CIRCLE Gathering

The CIRCLE was pleased to host the 2016 CIRCLE Gathering (previously Learning Institute) at the Songhees Wellness Centre from June 7-10, 2016.

This year’s focus wasw on the role of research in the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Recommendations, with particular emphasis education, cultural safety, and land and art-based learning. The four-day gathering provided a venue for intergenerational learning, knowledge transmission, and relationship building among researchers, health professionals, students, youth, Elders, and knowledge holders.

Participants had the opportunity to:

  • Generate ideas that inform, prepare for, and undertake research that contributes to implementation of the TRC Recommendations
  • Increase your knowledge of TRC Recommendations and their applications,
  • Help develop new ideas and projects that address the TRC Recommendations,
  • Engage in mentorships, partnerships and relationships amongst participants and their networks,
  • Co-create new inclusive and diverse networks and connections, and increase diversity and reach of existing networks, and 
  • Develop skills and knowledge relevant to the focus areas of education, cultural safety, and land- and art-based learning