This keynote presentation will celebrate the importance of reconciliation for all students, and the role that teachers can play in helping to bring to life the principles of reciprocity, respect, responsibility, and truth-telling. Principles central to the spirit and intent of reconciliation. The 94 Calls to Action offered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015 provide a framework for educators to help heal Canada as a nation, providing a place of belonging and wellbeing for all students.
Kevin Lamoureux has served as Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Associate Vice President for the University of Winnipeg, and as Scholar in Residence for several school divisions. He is an award-winning scholar with an impressive publication and research grant record, and has consulted for governments, organizations and institutions across Canada. His most recent book contribution, for Ensouling Our Schools with Dr. Jennifer Katz, is being used by educators across Canada working to create inclusive spaces for all students. He has been seen on TV, in documentaries, in print, and in the media. More than anything, Lamoureux is committed to reconciliation and contributing to an even better Canada for all children to grow up in.