Systemic Racism & Becoming an Ally

REACH is collaborating with Native Counselling of Alberta to offer a training on systemic racism and allyship.

Workshop Description:

In this presentation we will

  • explore the issues of systemic racism across Canada.
  • look at the roots of racism toward the Indigenous community
  • explore ways we can move forward and reconcile damaged relationships.
  • look at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action
  • discuss how to be an ally and what we can do as individuals and organizations, moving forward

Date: Feb. 24th, 2022

Time: 1:00-4:00

Cost: Free

Location: Online



Facilitator Bio

Rocky Ward is a Metis from the Lac La Biche area. Her Spirit name is Leader of the Birds. Her father was Cree and French and her Mother was French and Italian. Rocky comes from a large family of 5 sisters and 2 brothers.

Rocky has 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. They all reside in the Edmonton area, as does Rocky.

Rocky is a proud Social Worker, and works in the capacity of the Program Manager for the Indian Residential School Health Support Program, through Native Counselling Services of Alberta, here in Edmonton. She has been working with former students and family members since the end of 2004.

She feels that her biggest accomplishments are being a Parent and Grand Parent.

Rocky also volunteers with John Humphrey Centre as a Stride Advocate, to assist those that are dealing with Human Rights concerns.

NCSA Systemic Racism and Allyship Presentation Poster