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Carolinian Canada AGM and Forum: Back to Basics. A Conversation Among Leaders about Ethical Space

Shifting the Paradigm Forum 2022-2023

Seeding Relationships to Heal the Land - Virtual Forum Event Series
Shifting the Paradigm 2022 - 2023

Part 7: A Conversation Among Leaders about Ethical Space

June 22, 2023 from 1 - 3pm    |    Followed by Carolinian Canada's AGM from 3 - 4pm

No Cost to Attend AGM portion of the event at 3pm - Click Here if you would like to register for AGM Only

For this final Shifting the Paradigm forum event we will be addressing Ethical space in the conservation sector by listening to panelists’ experiences with ethical space and diving deeper into understanding why we need these conversations and how organizations can start to make that shift.

We know that ethical space is the intersection of reconciliation and conservation. How can we collectively transform the ways we work to create deeper allyship with Indigenous, youth, women, BIPOC folks, and folks in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community? The team at Carolinian Canada has been on an active journey to explore this question and create ethical space in all our work. As more organizations begin to look at ethical space and what it means, we have gathered leaders in the field to come together and discuss what ethical space is and what it looks like in practice.

Forum Event Followed By Carolinian Canada's Annual General Meeting

We are delighted to have our valued members and friends join us for this important event, marking another year of fostering healthy, resilient landscapes in the Carolinian Zone. This gathering provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments and set our sights on the future.

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Before you join us in this safe space, please review the following resources.

  1. Meet the Speakers
  2. Carolinian Canada’s Commitment to Creating Ethical and Safe Spaces
  3. Carolinian Canada's Accountability Statement (below)
  4. Suport Resources (below)
  5. What is Intersectionality? (Kimberlé Crenshaw, Applying it to Environmentalism, + the Start of IE) - YouTube
    Background on “Intersectionality”
  6. Environmental Racism in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia
    Dr Waldron's work on Environmental Racism in Canadian context

Carolinian Canada's Accountability Statement

Deeping the practice of truth, reconciliation and healing means we acknowledge the historical and present-day impact that colonization has had on the Indigenous people of this land, from genocidal policies and actions to ongoing systemic racism to the relentless eradication of native habitat, flora and fauna across the landscape. In solidarity with Indigenous people, we are accountable in our activities, we have built and prioritized relationships with First Nations communities and organizations, Carolinian Canada has provided in-kind and financial resources to Indigenous-led projects most recently through the Conservation Impact Bond and have helped build capacity for stewardship. By listening and integrating Indigenous leadership into our organizational structures, we continue to deepen our understanding of these impacts. We are working together in the true practice of reconciliation to dismantle colonial policies and practices and create a just and equitable future for all living beings of this land.

Support Resources

In this forum, we aim to facilitate healthy discussion and dialogue, however, we recognize that some subject matter may cause discomfort for some people. We encourage those who are seriously struggling with feelings of discomfort and anxiety to get support at the following resources:

We will be introducing our incoming directors and extending our heartfelt gratitude to our outgoing directors for their commitment and invaluable contributions to our mission. Our program update for 2022-2023 will outline the progress we have made and the initiatives we have undertaken, illustrating how our work continues to evolve and expand. We are eager to embark on this new chapter with you, guided by our shared vision of thriving communities living in harmony with our unique Carolinian ecosystems. Thank you for your ongoing support and for being a part of this journey with us.