If Truth and Reconciliation in Canada can be seen as a healing journey there is an important role for schools to play in contributing to that journey. Where schools were once used as a weapon against children and families, our schools can be places of healing for all students. Using the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation of Canada this session will explore how reconciliation can provide a context of wellbeing for all children. This session will focus on belonging, the social determinants of health, and trauma-informed practice.
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.