MARCH 2017

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Ⓒ Mikael Theimer pour Exeko

Another memorable evening with Exeko’s idAction Mobile project today! Encounter with smiles, giggles and exchanges, all so enriching. Today, the one who particularly touched me was Denis, a guy with skulls around the neck, wrists, on his hat and on his T-Shirt. He had 6 around his wrist because that’s the number of times that he has been close to death. He also shared his past, full of violence and shadows. He was talking to me with tears full of sensitivity in his eyes. Despite all the challenges that life brought him, he was probably the person with the biggest smile in the city today. We hugged and he left, reminding me to keep a smile on my face and in my heart. He thanked me for the green notebook I gave him, green like hope he said! Thanks Denis for this moment full of humanity! Thank you Exeko for allowing these encounters.

 Annick Davignon, volunteer
○ Are you a cultural actor or actress from Bas-Saint-Laurent? Do you want to attend a training on “inclusion through innovation in culture and education” (in French)? See you on March 25. Registration before March 17, 2017. More information here.

Nadia Duguay was part of the Canadian delegation that accompanied General Governor David Johnston during his state visit to the Kingdom of Sweden. She was next to parliamentarians and Canadian representatives from academia, innovation, business and civil society. The state visit highlights are to be discovered here.
○ Métissages Urbains will have the chance to welcome Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush in residence, a young promising artist from the Nutashkuan community. Through film, Jani will provoke dialogs on aspects of the Innu culture.

○ Every year, the CCUNESCO Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the occasion to initiate a cross-sector, cross-generation, and cross-network dialog with participants from various horizons and coming from everywhere in the country. For its 57th AGM, the CCUNESCO wants to give you the right to speak in order to share your knowledge and best practices with governmental actors and the civil society.
Mikael Theimer
Trickster: from one continent to the other
From Puerto Galera to the Far North, the Trickster teams are in action ! While Yann Allard-Tremblay is in the Philippines to prepare internship projects for Aboriginal youth in collaboration with the
Léger Foundation and three other partners (ChildHope, Kaibigan and the Stairway Foundation), Maxime Goulet-Langlois, Alessia de Salis and Alexandre Pronovost are currently and for the first time in the Far North at Kangiqsualujjuaq in the Innu community.
Delivery round in the Libre-library network
The next book delivery round will take place on Wednesday March 15, 2017. This will be the opportunity to go around the network, refill the micro-libraries shelves and meet participating readers from the organizations
(c) Exeko

Call for an artistic and social project

We are looking for several artists for Métissages Urbains, our program of artistic creation in collaboration with citizens in the public space. The residencies will be able to start in the end of April 2017 and will need to be completed by the end of June 2017 for some, and at the end of September 2017 for others. Application deadline: March 26, 2017. More information here.
Exeko and the Accueil Bonneau, a story that lasts
"Everyone is also capable of learning something. Give them the confidence and the time. Will is the motor of learning.” Julien at the Accueil Bonneau.
While debating on current affairs and developing critical spirit, we stress in 2017 our third year of collaboration and hundreds of times participating to the workshops which take place every week at the Accueil Bonneau. A true love story!
(C) Gaetan Nerincx
News from the team...

○ Welcome to Alexis Penaud who joins the Communications team as Communications Officer and Tiffanie Guffroy who joins our Financing and Partnerships teams as Partnership Manager.
...and volunteers

○ On March 9, a group of volunteers specifically dedicated to the Libre-library workshops and partly autonomous was created. You will soon be able to follow their adventures on our blog !

An information session about the challenges affecting Aboriginal people will take place on March 29, 2017 for Exeko volunteers. Presented as a large common discussion, this meeting will aim at allowing every participant to exchange questions regarding Aboriginal communities. Are you a volunteer? If yes, keep an eye open for registration!
We like our community

Every month, we introduce you in this section to one of the fabulous human beings who gravitates around us: volunteers, participants, partners… This week, Mikael Theimer, volunteer, by Maïlis Burgaud.
As he himself said: "I approached you as soon as I heard of you, I was already doing many portraits of people that were marginalized and in a homelessness situation and as I enjoyed spending time with them on the streets and it just made sense to do it with you". Mikael has been one of our volunteers since 2014, his camera following us from shelters to squares, from Montreal's streets to it's museum corridors, documenting our activities along the way. [LIRE LA SUITE]
(c) Mailis Burgaud

Among our new partners, we welcome the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).

We also warmly thank the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation for its support translating and adapting Impact: Six Patterns to Spread your Social Innovation by Al Etmanski.


On en parle
⤏  Press review:

○ APTN  News, « College Jean-de-Brébeuf in Montreal holds its own reconciliation week », by Danielle Rochette, February 24, 2017.

○ Symposium : Économie société et santé mentale repensons la richesse, Table ronde : Vers la richesse sociale et durable, by Nadia Duguay, June 30 2016.
Conférences et événements
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Les événements de notre réseau

  • About the Righting Relations: Adult Education for Social Change, a Women-Led, Pan-Canadian Network strengthening the capacity of adult educators and adult education to bring about radical social change. An initiative by the Catherine Donnelly Foundation

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