Western Canada Regional Hub
Learn more about the Righting Relations community in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and their work facilitating radical social change.
About Our Hub
The West Hub of Righting Relations is grounded in the notion of “hearts wide open” and the teachings of the strawberry plant as shared by members of our Grandmothers Council. We are the power of the Circle: a gentle, never-ending connection to past and into future power that slowly reaches for new partners, new works, and new members.
Recent reflections from our Hub.
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“What sticks out is that I always believed that groups could work like this, I had tastes of it, but this is such a diverse group and seeing the dynamics and seeing it work is exciting. I’m part of it - finding a group like this is so exciting.”
Sue Deranger, West Hub Member
Our Hub’s History
The Western Hub was launched in 2016 with a gathering in Wabamun Lake, AB, and grew through intentional interactions with the earth/land, plants, animals, and each other. At this first gathering, three Circles were formed in Edmonton, Regina, and Winnipeg. Since then, many outings and circles were created with good-hearted people coming together to discuss issues and share challenges, strength, art, and celebrations of their communities and their lives.
By respecting and valuing diverse discussions and being open to dissention, we continue to grow and learn. These processes of decolonization, the priority of relationship-building, and the organic nature of spirit-led developments fuel a multitude of beautiful projects.
Meet Renee, The Western Hub Coordinator
Renée originates from Wildwood Alberta and is a 5th generation Canadian of Ukrainian and French descent. She is the Executive Director of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Right, President of the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee, and is the founder and Treasurer of Ainembabazi Children’s Project . Since 2015, Renée also serves as a Director for Women in International Security Canada, a professional network of women in the peace and security field.
The West Hub is proud to work with a wide range of fantastic organizations, charities, and movements.
If you are interested in getting involved with Righting Relations and you’re located in or near our West Hub, 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 West Hub Coordinator, Renée Vaugeois.