Reconciliation Training is Available for BC Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 06, 2022 1 Comment

Are you a farmer located in B.C. wondering how to honour the Indigenous lands you steward? kinSHIFT hosts beautiful online trainings about cultivating stronger relationships with Indigenous peoples and places, and we’ve received funds to subsidize the cost for BC farmers.

reconciliation training for farmers

Discount codes of 50% or 90% off are available for people who work on farms or otherwise provision food in B.C. Not sure if you qualify? Send us a message at

For every B.C. farmer who participates in a kinSHIFT training, funds will go to IndigenEYEZ, an Indigenous youth arts empowerment program!

Elements of Truth: Before Reconciliation

Immerse yourself in an experiential virtual learning journey to deepen your understanding of how settler Canadians can embrace their responsibility to spark change and build right relations with Indigenous peoples. Truth before reconciliation is an opportunity for all of us to learn from our past, to begin to step into our fuller potential in the present, and to re-imagine a better way forward together.

When we deepen our understanding of our true colonial history and the impacts on Indigenous peoples, and allow our hearts to be impacted by this truth, there is potential for us to embrace our responsibility to make change, to stand with Indigenous peoples, support Indigenous Peoples’ rights, create systems that are just and equal, and shift our current relations in ways that benefit the land, the water, and all life forms for generations to come.

About the Workshops

Elements of Truth: Before Reconciliation is a 10-hour workshop series rooted in Indigenous values. Guided by reciprocity, inclusion, curiosity, and humility, our learning journey unfolds over four weeks, with four powerful 2.5-hour sessions. Get ready for an informative, interactive, and impactful experience!

  • Earth: Uncover the impacts of colonization and gain a deeper understanding of our shared history.
  • Air: Expand your perspectives by embracing diversity and acknowledging implicit bias and injustice.
  • Fire: Reflect on social positioning, acknowledge power dynamics, and embrace the potential for change.
  • Water: Raise consciousness about the impacts of micro-aggressions and develop transformative communication skills.

While we encourage attendance in all four workshops (Earth, Air, Fire, and Water), Elements of Truth is designed to welcome both new and returning participants to any individual session. When registering for Elements of Truth, options are available to attend the series (all four workshops) or to register for each session individually.

Upcoming Dates

Last chance for subsidized trainings will be October, 2024. Dates TBA

How to Register

YA is offering discount codes for 50% or 90% off to farmers and food provisioners in BC. If cost is a barrier, let us know and we will send you a 100% off discount code. At full price including registration fees,  the whole series is about $500.

To get the discount codes, send an email with:
– your name
– name of the farm you work on (or your context within the food system)
– location

We hope to see you there!

Not in BC? Not a farmer?

Register for the Elements of Truth workshops here. Use the discount code YOUNGAGRARIANS5OFF for $5 off your registration. This will help us track registration so funds will still go to IndigenEYEZ.

We are grateful to the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia for funding this initiative.

One thought on “Reconciliation Training is Available for BC Farmers

  1. I been farming for last 23 years I Like to get involved with other farmers or farm land available to cultivate

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