Reconciliation and Relationship Building

This event is for library trustees and library directors and is part of the “Shifting Governance: Important conversations for our times” series.

Please join us, the BCLTA and the Association of BC Public Library Directors, as we welcome Flavio Caron a cross-cultural trainer with Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.. Flavio will be providing us with an engaging presentation and Q&A on reconciliation, trust, respect, and building relationships.

  • May 20, 2021 6:30pm to 8pm (Pacific Time)
  • Via Zoom Only $10 per participant
  • Space is limited to 100 attendees
  • Full! Email to join the waitlist.

The evening will begin at 6:30pm with land acknowledgements, followed by a brief update and time for your input on this new initiative, “Shifting Governance: Important conversations for our times”, from BCLTA and ABCPLD. As well there will be a quick discussion breakout room for sharing stories and updates from your public libraries. Flavio will begin his presentation at 7pm.

In the following two weeks Andrea Freeman and Babs Kelly will be hosting discussion groups where library directors and trustees will come together to share their experiences, hopes, and next steps for building trust-based and respectful working relationships with local First Nation communities and Indigenous organizations.

Discussion group dates:

  • May 22nd, 10am to 11:30am (Pacific Time)
  • May 27th, 6:30pm to 8pm (Pacific Time)
  • May 29th, 10am to 11:30am (Pacific Time)
  • Once these times fill additional dates will be considered.

To register for a discussion group email

Reconciliation and Relationship Building: Discussion Group Resource (April 24, 2021)

Reconciliation and Relationship Building: Discussion Group Outline and Questions (May 3, 2021)

Please note!

  • space in each discussion group is limited to twelve participants
  • we ask that no more than four participants from any one library registers for each discussion group so that everyone has the opportunity to share and hear experiences and plans from across the province
  • include the name of your library in the email
  • there is no fee for joining a discussion group

Questions or comments, email your association:

This event is made possible with the financial support of the Public Libraries Branch, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Province of British Columbia.