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Vital Café — Truth & Reconciliation: Whistler, how engaged are we?

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Vital Café — Truth & Reconciliation: Whistler, how engaged are we?

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

“Together, Canadians must do more than just talk about reconciliation; we must learn how to practise reconciliation in our everyday lives—within ourselves and our families, and in our communities, governments, places of worship, schools, and workplaces. To do so constructively, Canadians must remain committed to the ongoing work of establishing and maintaining respectful relationships.”

― The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume One: Summary: Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future

Notable First Nations community leader Linda Epp guides a panel discussion about the meaning of Truth & Reconciliation and learning how to weave it into daily practice. Then, we break out into smaller groups for a guided conversation.

Vital Cafés are conversations on big issues affecting our community with different themes, each inspired by the Global Sustainable Development Goals.

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Vital Signs is a community check-up conducted by the Community Foundation of Whistler that measures the wellness of our community. The Vital Signs strategy is to generate and expand on a culture of community engagement. It is based on the premise that a strong community is one that is mobilized and invested. The objectives are to build knowledge, understanding, connections, and participation through a range of activities and initiatives.

Vital Cafes are regularly scheduled conversations that take place in a small group format, open to all community members. Each café focuses on a different theme that looks at a big issue facing Whistler in the context of the greater global community. Vital Cafes aim to maximize opportunities for meaningful connections, learning and expression in a less formal way.