Ontario Becoming Kin Retreat

Reconciliation Forward | November 29, 2023 | Ottawa, Ontario

Hosted by: True North Aid

*This event is capped at 40 participants.

Guest Speakers: Rose LeMay, Marc Forgette, Andrew Magnan

(Scroll down to learn more about each speaker.)

Rose LeMay, CEO , Indigenous Reconciliation Group

Marc Forgette

Marc Forgette, Owner, Makatew Workshops

Andrew Magnan

Andrew Magnan

True North Aid is excited to host Reconciliation Forward, a day-long conversation that highlights the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #92.

This in-person event, hosted at the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, will prepare individuals at their workplaces and organizations with the foundation by which to begin and/or continue their commitment to nation-to-nation relationship between non-Indigenous and Indigenous people in the workplace. 

Participants will engage in conversation about the reconciliatory responsibility that we all have to move Canada forward in meaningful change in our areas of influence. Participants will be offered tools and resources to continue the work afterward.

$250/pp (Early Bird) | $350/pp (after November 14th)

This fee includes parking, our day-long program, lunch and coffee breaks.

Guest Speakers

  • Rose LeMay

    Rose LeMay is an unrelenting champion for the inclusion and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples. As a facilitator and trainer in cultural competence and anti-racism, she has supported thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to coast to deepen understanding and capacity for reconciliation. As a keynote speaker she can take people through difficult topics of racism and reconciliation to find common ground and hope for the future. Rose has a regular column in The Hill Times, Canada’s politics and government news service.

    Rose has over 20 years of experience in policy and program development in health and mental health development in government and non-profit sectors. She was the founding chair of the Wharerātā Group, an international network of Indigenous leaders and their allies working in mental health and addictions. She is a Certified First Nations Health Manager, Certified in Prosci Change Management, an a 2021 Global Pluralism finalist. Rose is a board member on the Canadian Coalition for Police Reform.

    Rose is CEO of Indigenous Reconciliation Group (IRG), a national Indigenous-owned company with a vision to support the capacity for understanding and relationship between Canadians and Indigenous peoples, and to support the leaders and allies and change makers in reconciliation.

    Reconciliation is a journey we choose to take together, with leaders and allies and change makers across all sectors of Canadian society pushing us to do better for each other.

    The IRG supports capacity in organizations to increase cultural competence in employees and in the overall organization, and to facilitate excellent frontline delivery to Indigenous clients. Through training, coaching and consulting, we support organizations to implement the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

  • Marc Forgette

    Marc Forgette is the founder and facilitator for Makatew Workshops, a Certified Aboriginal Business with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Makatew Workshops provides hands-on cultural awareness workshops to both Indigenous and non‐Indigenous groups. Founded in 2019, Marc decided it was time to honor his Ancestors and share his teachings with everyone in a safe space.  Marc is Algonquin and French and a member of the Apitipi Anicinapek Nation formerly Wahgoshig First Nation Band in Matheson Ontario.

  • Andrew Magnan

    Andrew is an accomplished and certified professional coach, as well as an emotional intelligence practitioner, with a remarkable track record of over 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry in Canada.

    Currently, Andrew is channeling his passion for coaching, mentoring, and consulting through his venture, MC2 – Momentum Coaching and Consulting. With a focus on professional coaching, Andrew provides invaluable guidance to professionals, individuals and organizations seeking to unlock their momentum and achieve their goals.

    Within his previous organization, he co-created and co-led the Indigenous Employee Resource Group, working alongside leadership to ensure meaningful steps were taken towards realizing the corporate call to action on reconciliation, specifically addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s number 92. Andrew has further deepened his knowledge and understanding by completing two certificate courses on cultural competence, reconciliation, and Indigenous Peoples.