Indigenous communities have a long history of practices and principles on how to ethically steward resources. In many ways, our work with the philanthropic sector in Canada is relearning a way of knowing that is in alignment with Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and stewarding resources.
The Circle works to activate the technical and relational capacities of our membership. We seek to do our work in a way that invites a brave and courageous practice of thinking and doing differently. We invite our members to join us in this endeavour to dream into a future that increases Indigenous led solutions for systems change and increased equity, justice and self determination.
Our work alongside Indigenous organizations is to hold a space to amplify their wisdom, vision and solutions. We offer personal introductions to granting organizations, as well as technical skill and capacity building related to navigating the philanthropic sector.
We value our role as an organization that asks challenging questions related to practice and policy, we offer and participate in learning journeys alongside our philanthropic members and make the learnings visible for others within the philanthropic sphere.
The Circle's work is in alignment with the four seasons, Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall.
SPRING: Planting seeds and tending relationships for the year ahead
SUMMER: Visiting with members, celebration, ceremonial with a land based focus Biennial All My Relations Gathering June 2023
FALL: Making the learning visible through collective harvest Foundations Partnering for Reconciliation in partnership with Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC)
WINTER: Internally focused, readying the organization for labour and sustenance through administrative and technical preparation
* Additional programming to be announced
additional offerings | Fee-for-service
Workshops: Spheres of Influence Workshop, White Dominant Culture vs. Something Different Training Reconciliation Audits Consultation Board and or staff training Grant advisory Full day facilitation re. programming, strategic planning