October 29
90 mins

Webinar Host

Monique Fry

VP, Community Success


HelpSeeker is excited to present our webinar: I.D.E.A.S

I.D.E.A.S. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Action, Self-Determination): Indigenizing & Decolonizing Systems Change & Transformation in Practice

As a result of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and other important frameworks, there has been a shift to incorporate Indigenous practices and methodologies into social policy and programming to better meet the needs of Indigenous communities.

Join us in a virtual roundtable discussion with Indigenous community members who are working to put these policies and frameworks into practice. Here they will discuss any challenges, benefits, successes, and recommendations to others looking for a collaborative approach to transforming the social landscape that is inclusive, equitable, and beneficial for all.


In this webinar, you will learn:

Featured Speakers

Webinar Host

Monique Fry

VP, Community Success

Monique is from the Xwchíyò:m First Nation on her grandfather’s side and from the shíshálh Nation on her grandmother’s side. Both Nations are located on territories that are currently known as the province of BC. She holds a Blackfoot name gifted by Elder Dr. Reg Crowshoe, which in English translates to “where the water meets the west shore spirit”.

Monique has 12+ years of experience in cross-cultural communication and stakeholder relations with a focus on successful engagement and partnerships with Indigenous communities. She brings both a lived experience perspective as a First Nations woman as well as career and academic experience holding an MA in Communication and Culture from the University of Calgary. Monique is recognized as a Cultural Mediator and holds relationships with diverse Elders and Knowledge Keepers from across Turtle Island. Her work in Calgary has included the intersection of understanding and tackling poverty, homelessness, health, human rights, education, justice and employment of Indigenous peoples. One of her strengths is in relationship building and connections to community leaders, as well as those in non-profit, corporate and government.

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