8th Annual Connect Event

October 19 - October 20, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Coast Plaza Hotel
1316 33 St NE, Calgary, AB

Join us for the 8th annual Connect Event. This two day conference offers participants a better understanding of the challenges faced by Indigenous people in our community. Experience a learning journey toward well-being and reconciliation by breaking the cycle of intergenerational trauma through shared dialogue and activities.


Event Details:

Part of the Connect Event is to acknowledge the need to address intergenerational trauma. One of the elements from last year's feedback is to incorporate an "intergenerational audience".

We invite you to bring your own youth, or a youth you work with (Indigenous or non-Indigenous), between the ages of 14 and 24 to attend the event with you. We ask that you register only one youth and you chaperone that youth throughout the two day conference.

Experience the Learning Journey:

Day 1

Opening prayer
Elements, connection, traditional roles/teaching
Keynote - "How we are all connected"
Connection activity/Step Dance
Catered lunch
Fire Session - "Traditional Roles"
Circle (land/teaching) - "Warriors"
Circle (land/teaching) - "Land-based learning/Storytelling

Day 2

Opening prayer
Keynote - "Trauma, brain, decolonization"
Air Session - "Drum Teaching"
Catered lunch
Water Session - "Brain Science and Self-Regulation"
Session - "Self-Care"
Closing Remarks


Coast Plaza Hotel
1316 33 St NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6B6

Driving Directions


Daisy Giroux
United Way of Calgary and Area

Sponsored by:

and an anonymous donor.