We are part of a global network of facilitators of “The Work That Reconnects”, led and refined over the past 50 years by Joanna Macy. This body of teachings and group work helps participants transform despair and apathy, in the face of social and ecological crises into action for social healing and collective thriving. The process leads to a fresh way of seeing the world as our larger living body.
Robin Macdonald is a spiritually-rooted facilitator, moving at the intersections of social justice, earth care, spirituality and mental health. Part of the Scottish-Irish diaspora living on Turtle Island, Robin is a restorative justice practitioner, communal grief and Work that Reconnects facilitator, Yasodhara Yoga teacher and writer. Core to her work is the role of community in healing and thriving.
Julianna Morin is a member of the Bonnechere Algonquin First Nation and identifies as a fat,
white-presenting, Indigiqueer femme. They are honoured to live and work in their home
community, Omamawenini Anishinaabe-aki – the unceded, unsurrendered territory of the
Algonquin Anishinaabe First Nation. Julianna is a registered social worker and psychotherapist. They aim to mobilize their traditional teachings, roles and responsibilities, and social work experience to inspire individuals and families to achieve social and environmental justice.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID
"I truly noticed and appreciated the skill, presence and guidance of both facilitators. The teamwork was seamless and felt secure and I felt I was hearing and learning from gifted guides through the process."
Andrea has facilitated learning circles and community partnerships for more than 30 years. She is a Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, inviting people to discover the gifts that come with offering our attentive presence to the more-than-human world and remembering our place within nature and our kinship with all life. Andrea holds a Permaculture Design Certificate, is a Reiki practitioner, and recently piloted a Forest Church initiative in Ottawa.