Rooted in Justice & Regeneration
for the Land & People
Our Previous Work
What would it look like to bring Ikake Rising into your work? Have a look at these previous projects of ours to get a sense of how we collaborate, and what the outcomes can look like...
Creating a Toolkit for BIPOC Counsellors
Ontario Coalition for Rape Crisis Centres
Led by Natali, Ikake Rising served the OCRCC to create a Toolkit for BIPOC counsellor
Online Facilitation Training for Transational Organisers
We offered a 3-part training series in Building Inclusive, Engaging & Effective Online Community. This train-the-trainer program, designed for Humanity in Action’s international team of experienced facilitators, explored four main areas:
Facilitator Resources: such as online meeting design principles; purpose, formats and roles for online spaces; creating community norms and agreements; graphic harvesting; grounding and energizing activities; check-ins, check-outs and debriefs; follow ups for online spaces, to maintain momentum and connection.
Accessibility, Inclusion and Creating Brave Spaces: addressing potential barriers to participation; platforms for online spaces; costs; visual and audio accessibility; diversity of facilitators; examining intersectional privilege; cultural sensitivity; transparency and accountability and vulnerability.
Naming, Intervening and Addressing Systemic Power: with practices to centre systemically silenced voices; challenging power and privilege across participants and facilitators; and engaging and transforming conflict.
Building Engagement & Online Community: with techniques such as Appreciative Enquiry, Agile Facilitation, sharing cultural practices, developing shared ownership and leadership.
Revising and Designing Reports and Research Projects
Beyond trainings, we work with collectives and organizations to support them in transforming their work and organizing to bring about positive change. This year, we worked with @peelfoodcouncil to help them share the findings of an extensive community-led research project about barriers to food sovereignty in what is today called Peel Region (Treaty land and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, stewarded for generations by Anishinaabe (Ojibwe/Chippewa), Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples).
We took the written report and re-worked it, revising the report itself to speak in a more accessible way as well as taking the findings one step further to name the root causes of systemic food injustices in Peel. This meant engaging in a deeper analysis of white-supremacy, colonialism and capitalist extractivism and their resulting impacts on food systems leading to food injustice issues across so-called Canada.
We also graphically designed the report with images that put faces to the lives and stories of the community members who are often made invisible in Peel’s food system: migrant workers, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour community members, working class farmers / people and immigrants.
Workshop Series: Unpacking Toxic Masculinity & Moving Towards Collective Healing
In this free online workshop we explored to roots and characteristics of harmful expressions of masculinity and ways to work towards shedding colonial, extractivist notions of masculinity. We then explored what it means to re-member forms of gender that exist outside of capitalism, colonialism and patriarchy.
This workshop featured multiple pathways to learning including:
group activities and
prompts for individual reflection.