E-Yaagwaamzijig/Those That Are Careful: Indigenous Harm Reduction in Housing Deprivation

A Partner Workshop With Mkwa Giizhis (C.Hebert)



Monday, December 5, 2022 | 12:00 – 4:15 PM EST


Hosted via Zoom. Participants will be able to attend online or call in over the phone.

Course Description

Building community capacity to be better in relation to a high urban Indigenous population. Understanding communal and colonial legacies that leave Indigenous or marginalized people overrepresented in systemic failure. Fostering better understandings of harm reduction. Breakout rooms to brainstorm short and long-term solutions. Actionable items to be discussed.


  • Early Bird Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $39.00*
  • Regular Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $49.00*
  • Regular Ticket for Participants Outside of Peterborough: $59.00*

*Plus Eventbrite’s fee.


Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is designed specifically for helping professionals. We define “helping professional” as anyone in a position of interacting with people in providing a service.

How many people can attend?
Registration for this workshop has been capped at 35 participants.

What is a partner workshop?
This refers to a workshop that is being put on by another organization or individual with the support of A Question of Care.

Will I receive a certificate for attending?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance after participating in the workshop and filling out a post-course evaluation.

Will this session be recorded?
No, this session will not be recorded in order to maintain the privacy of participants, but any relevant slides and handouts will be sent to attendees.

What is your refund policy?
We can offer refunds up to seven days before the session. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. After this period, we can accept substitutions. If we must cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Who can I contact with further questions?
If you have an accessibility request or any other questions, please contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-927-3448.

The cost of this workshop has been subsidized by project funding from the Government of Ontario. Additionally, local participants can contact us to apply for a bursary.


  • Mkwa Giizhis (C.Hebert)

    (They/Them She/Hers)

    2-spirit water protector, artist, advocate living and working in Nogojiwanong community since 2006. Parent and auntie to many, boasted ‘Home for Wayward Mystigenous Youth’ outside the city. Survived lived experience of child welfare, homelessness, exploitation as well as addiction, disability and a neurodivergent. Survivor of domestic and gender-based violence who has become a home and business owner as well as a consistent fixture in Nogojiwanong community for more than several years. Bringing others on a cultural reclamation journey of ceremony and language since their time in child welfare. Their work is entrenched in grief and loss which has put them in a position to organize rallies, vigils and marches. Focusing on low-barrier access to ceremony, medicines and supporting people experiencing systemic failure as well as those who use drugs or engage in sex work from an Indigenous Harm Reduction approach.

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