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Healing in Collective Consciousness

Date & Time
Friday, November 5, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

How can we make the sacred accessible? This workshop encourages participants to access the power of collectives for healing, supporting people to work consciously with inner intention and sacred actions. Working to demystify healing and ceremony, the workshop will model being together in circle, participating in individual and group activities that attend to our bodies and our minds.

This session has limited space and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive on time to ensure you will have access. 

Session Type
Session Tags
Health & Healing


Kate Sutherland is cofounder of Emerge Collab, a consultancy for audacious systems change. She is also an executive coach, founding faculty for Simon Fraser University’s Certificate in Evaluation for Social Impact and Transformational Learning, and author of We Can Do This! 10 Tools to Unleash Our Collective Genius.
Kate Sutherland
As a feminist educator, transformative facilitator, social justice activist and presenter, Priti Shah brings 30 years of insights and experiences to her work for equity and justice. Her activism and political advocacy have been shaped by her upbringing in India and her experiences as a racialized settler in Canada. Using a collaborative intersectional approach and building capacity, much of her work is focused on challenging systemic racism, sexism and approaches that negate immigrant, refugee, and non-status women’s potential and experiences. Over the last 30 years, she has been working with non-profit organizations, public sector unions, governments, interfaith organizations, and grass roots collectives. She has created over 500 workshops/programs/focus groups to challenge gender and racial inequality. Currently she is President of CRIAW (Canadian Research Institute for Advancement of Women). She is actively involved in municipal committees, local and national committees/boards, and the labour movement (she is currently working at Hospital Employees’ Union as Equity and Human Rights Officer) and was recently recognized with the Inspirational Wonder Women award, the TOP 25 Canadian Immigrant award and the Drishti Award for Excellence in Community Engagement. She has also founded numerous community organizations and initiatives including URJA International and Miracle Connection local refugee centre.
Priti Shah
Christine is a facilitator, coach and educator with 25+ years of leadership in social innovation, community economic development, Indigenous-Ally collaboration, liberatory and anti-oppression practice, education, engagement and transformative systems initiatives across Canada, including The Restoring Circles Project, a social innovation based in reconciliation action research. She’s been awarded multiple times for her social innovation projects, including a Canadian Gemini and being named an Ashoka Changemakers Social Innovator. Christine has facilitated systems-evolving collaborations engaging diversity, land, art, language, Indigenous sovereignty, social enterprise, inclusive circle process and relationship-based development with national, international, circumpolar, inter-governmental, public-private and co-operative initiatives. With her Masters in transformational leadership from Saybrook University, and lifelong studies in justice, diversity, embodiment, story, ritual and art, Christine engages collaborators in bridging personal transformation in consciousness and relational power, to organizational and systemic evolution with creativity and embodied agency for rippling change impacts.
Christine Spinder