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Central Canada Regional Hub

Learn more about the Righting Relations community in Ontario and Quebec, and their work facilitating radical social change.

About Our Hub

The Central Hub supports Circles and members in Ontario and Quebec, anchored by City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) in Ontario and Educonnexion in Quebec. Guided by community and rejecting top-down ways of working, local Circles have formed in Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. By trusting in the circle method, each of these groups has developed and evolved in response to the unique needs and circumstances of its community.

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Resources

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In the centre of the image, two women stand at arm’s length from each other, their arms outstretched and clasped to form a wide circle while behind them, a group of women watch. On the left of the image, another woman stands in profile, one hand covering her mouth in mock surprise while she points off camera. In the foreground, two more women kneel with their backs to the camera.

“Working/sharing/laughing/learning/sharing with joy, solidarity and compassion: This is what Righting Relations means to me.”

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Maria Antelo, Hamilton Circle

Our Hub’s History

The Central Hub emerged in 2016 when over 50 adult educators and community organizers gathered for a day-long reflection journey in response to the desire to build a Righting Relations Hub in Ontario. From this seed, Circles emerged in Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, and most recently Montreal.

Working to hold space to cultivate and nourish relationships with the self and each other, each Circle responds to the unique needs of its members: reflecting on what it means to be a settler in Hamilton; forging allyship between Indigenous and newcomer communities in Toronto; building bridges for healing from racism between Black and Indigenous communities in Ottawa, and supporting Black women activists in Montreal. By trusting the circle process, each continues to decolonize, build community, and share knowledge.

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Meet The Central Hub Coordinator

We’re currently in the process of hiring a new Central Hub Coordinator, and we look forward to introducing them soon. In the meantime, feel free to contact one of our other team members in the Central region, or our National Coordinator, if you have questions.

Let’s Connect

If you are interested in getting involved with Righting Relations and you’re located in Ontario or Quebec, we’d love to hear from you! Join our National Mailing List, attend an upcoming event, or contact your nearest Circle Coordinator to find out more. If there isn’t a circle near you, please connect with the Central Hub Coordinator.