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The Trustbuilding Project is celebrating its first year.

A journey begins

Trustbuilding Project

  IofC Canada has a long history with promoting effective intercultural and inter-religious bridge building across societal divides, creating safe spaces where people of different origins, beliefs and religions can have dialogue, undo prejudices, and reach across divides. IofC has had a strong presence and impact on Canadian affairs, especially in the years around World War II and for the subsequent decades. This included a variety of media (books, plays and musicals) as well as important connections to First Nations.

Focus of the project

The project in Canada aims to create safe spaces for honest conversations for people from different groups who are willing to face the issues feeding targeted divides in Quebec society. We will provide concrete tools and methodologies to address ignorance, build joint action through mutual understanding and through the understanding of historical and socio-political realities and experiences underlying our current society.


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Through workshops, conferences and in-depth training, the project provides tools, skills, resources and a network so that change agents from diverse backgrounds can bring their work into their respective communities.

In this way, they can help bring about deeper systemic changes through personal and community-focused actions.

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Tustbuilding celebrating its first year

The Trustbuilding Project is celebrating its first year.

To celebrate the first year, we share with you a video presentation of Trustbuilding Program by Initiatives of Change Canada, established in Quebec in September 2019.
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and look forward to long-lasting impact from the project!

The objective of the Trustbuilding Program is to bring deep systemic changes to society, through personal and collective transformation.

Across the globe, and within our country and our organization, we are still adjusting to life affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. IofC Canada's trustbuilding team has worked hard to adapt the original program delivery to a largely online environment during this time. This has shown us possibilities of reaching larger audiences; expanded our expertise and experience with online design and delivery; and spawned seeds of new prospects for collaboration and relationship building across Canada.

As we look to year 2, the Trustbuilding team in Quebec is working tirelessly to wrap-up the online training and workshop sessions with the cohort of participants. The project will end its first year's activities with a virtual final conference.

The Trustbuilding Program is aimed at addressing divisive issues at the international and national levels, on the premise that only those who have undergone the internal process of becoming trustworthy themselves can close gaps across the globe. The Program was launched by Initiatives of Change International in 2019 with projects in Kenya, Canada and France, and in 2021 Australia, Indonesia, Nepal and South Africa have joined as well.