We use rhythm and movement as tools for self-expression, dialogue, embodying equity and building community.
We're grateful to live in a territory that, since time immemorial, has been inhabited by many Indigenous nations including the Mississauga, Anishinaabek, Wendat and Haudenosaunee. Here on the north shores of Lake Ontario the Dish with One Spoon treaty was a long-standing, inter-nation agreement to peacefully share hunting grounds, protect and care for the land and leave plenty for others. European settlers agreed to the treaty, and evidently promises were broken. As settler/newcomers we're commited to learning our responsibilities within the process of Truth & Reconciliation.
Currently Canada is in a process of Truth & Reconciliation that requires the engagement of Canadian citizens; settlers and newcomers.
In response to the Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action [63iii], we collaborated with residents of Markham and members of Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in an intergenerational project.
We tracked our project in a short doc-style film.
Click the button below to watch the 1 min. trailer and to:
Body percussion, West African drum & dance and spoken word are languages that can offer a resonant way to express what often remains unspoken; voicing racism, discrimination, grief and personal challenges.
In our Equity and Inclusive Education programs students are supported to share in circle, create and speak their truth.
In recent programs we've partnered with: e-CAMP MENTORing, Durham Catholic District School Board, Children's Aid Society of Durham Region and ParaSport Ontario.
Reducing anxiety and loneliness, interrupting cell phone addiction and lifting depression are some of the surprising outcomes we've witnessed during 5 years of designing and implementing (federally-funded) intergenerational programs.
While these experiences often begin with skepticism on both-sides, the results are incredible!
Click the button below to watch a 1 min. trailer of our recently released film, "Lessons Learned: Bridging the Gap Between Seniors and Youth," which gives you a taste of both the challenges and transformation.