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Awaken the Spirit

Target Audience:​

  • Youth, Adolescents, Young Adults

    • Recommended age groupings: 13 - 17,  18 - 35,  35 +

  • Service Providers

    • Income Assistance Workers,

    • Child and Family Service Workers,

    • Educators,

    • Counsellors,

    • Child Development Workers,

    • Employment and Training,

    • Anyone who works with youth, adolescents and young adults. 

 

Duration:

  • 2 - day 

  • 3 - day (most popular)

  • 5 - day 

  • email to request quote for workshops longer than 5 days

Train the Trainer:

  • 3 Day Train the Trainer events for Service Providers (click to be re-directed to Train the Trainer)

  • 2 Day In-House Train the Trainer (request a quote)

Awaken the Spirit is an empowering workshop designed for Indigenous youth and young adults, which focuses on strengthening personal identity, understanding cultural proficiency, mastering goal-setting, and fostering and maintaining positive self-image.

 

Since 2014, Awaken the Spirit and has been widely successful in motivating and inspiring countless young people to break free from the cycle and stigma of dependency and venture off into the workforce or further their education.

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Workshop Description:

Part one, Identity, takes us first though the exploration of one's personal and Indigenous identity as a fundamental base for the participant to build upon. We gradually move into awareness, a term which encompasses many facets such as cultural awareness, community awareness, generational trauma, and reconciliation. The third component is Vision. Having a vision for your life means that the participant has explored who they are, understands that they are not a product of their current circumstance and they feel they are ready to set goals that will allow them to achieve the best life possible. The last component is Self-efficacy; this piece provides the encouragement, knowledge and motivation for participants to see their goals achieved. It draws out their inner-strengths to foster belief in themselves and their worth.

Awaken the Spirit, Train-the-Trainer is an intensive 3-day Facilitator Certification Workshop where techniques and strategies will be demonstrated, practiced and shared in a positive setting. Becoming trained as a facilitator is a beneficial and cost-effective method for communities & organizations to  offer their own workshops as often as needed, throughout the year and years to come.

I never would have set goals for myself if I didn’t take this workshop. Now I feel like I can accomplish anything.

Julia, 19

I feel confident in myself knowing that I can do something for myself. And I am glad to know that there are people out there who do this for Aboriginal people.

Adam, 21

I came in to take the workshop to facilitate in the future. I did not know I would be changing my own life along this journey! This workshop comes highly recommended in my books.

Cayleen, Train the Trainer