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Cultivating Climate Courage in Community Ottawa
Cultivating Climate Courage in Community Ottawa

Tue, Oct 03


Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre

Cultivating Climate Courage in Community Ottawa

Foster personal empowerment and planetary care

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Time & Location

Oct 03, 2023, 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre , 300 Pères-Blancs Ave, Vanier, ON K1L 7L5, Canada

About the Event

This introductory workshop is part of a series of gatherings to strengthen our capacity to live courageous, compassionate, just and creative lives in a world of rapidly accelerating climatic and ecological risk.  Our attempts to stand up for Earth & live in ways that allow all beings to thrive are strengthened when we work together.

Each gathering is designed to support you in shifting from:

· Isolation to connection

· Overwhelm to presence

· Exhaustion to regeneration

· Apathy to inspiration and action

· A sense of paralysis, disorientation and overwhelm to connection with your inner wisdom and knowing


· connection with fellow humans who share similar cares, dreams and concerns for earth

· resources to help you sustain yourself through the promise and peril of these times

.· earth-based and embodiment practices

· tools to feel, honour, and shift our pain for the world (including ecological grief)

· experiences of positively directing the imagination towards ecological wellness

· a process that builds resiliency and nourishes our capacity to act for collective thriving

· self-reflection questions, small and large group activities/discussions

· a respectful, curious, and nurturing space for community

· workshops facilitated in English unless otherwise noted

The Work that Reconnects:

Developed by Joanna Macy and updated over the past five decades with collaborators around the world, this group work is known as the Work that Reconnects.  The process combines teachings and practices that help people transform grief or paralysis in the face of ecological and social challenges into energy for constructive, collaborative action.


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.

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There are a few pay-what-you-can tickets for this event. Please contact

If the workshop fills, you have the option to join a wait list by contacting the email address above.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If a participant cancels their registration 5 or more days before the workshop, a full refund will be given, minus a $10 processing fee.

If a participant cancels 2-4 days before the workshop (until October 2nd at 10 am), a credit note will be provided, to apply to a future workshop, good for one year, minus a $10 processing fee.

If a participant cancels within 48 hours before the workshop or does not show up (without cancelling), or leaves the workshop early, there is no refund.

Should the course be cancelled, a full refund will be provided and a new date will be scheduled.


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    Until September 29th

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  • Later-bird ticket

    Tickets purchased after September 29th

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