KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Kairos Blanket Exercise

Registration for the KAIROS Blanket Exercise on June 17th is OPEN. Please email mariana.villadarivera@utoronto.ca to register.

*This opportunity is open to ALL UTM community members. Due to limited availability, registration will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

What is the KAIROS Blanket Exercise?

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an experiential teaching tool based on participatory popular education methodology and the major themes and findings of the 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Participants step onto blankets representing the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. Facilitators read the script and assume the role of Narrator and European explorers and settlers.

The exercise builds awareness and understanding of our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by having participants literally walk through situations that include pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Participants are drawn into their roles by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcomes. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise effectively educates while increasing empathy. It reaches both the mind and the heart. It is contributing to a movement for reconciliation through education across the country.

A group debrief led by KAIROS facilitators will take place directly after the Blanket Exercise. 

Learn more about the KAIROS Blanket Exercise here.

Upcoming Dates - KAIROS Blanket Exercise

  • June 17th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm 

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For all inquiries regarding the Kairos Blanket Exercise offered by the Centre for Student Engagement, please contact:

Mariana Villada Rivera
Access and Outreach Programs Assistant, Centre for Student Engagement 
University of Toronto Mississauga, Davis Building Room 2092 (map)

Register by completing the form below:

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