November 7-9, 2023 
Canadian Museum for Human Rights (85 Israel Asper Way) & The Fort Garry Hotel (222 Broadway)
Winnipeg, Manitoba – Treaty 1 Territory

Gathering Agenda

5-7 p.m.
Welcome Reception: Introductions and Opening Remarks
Speakers: Ikem Opara, RHF (MC); Grandmother Helen; Her Honour the Honourable Anita R. Neville, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

7-8 p.m.
Guided Museum Tour

7:30am – 8:30am Crystal Ballroom

Pipe Ceremony & Teachings (attendance optional)
Speaker: Grandmother Helen

8:30am – 9:30am Crystal Ballroom Foyer
Breakfast buffet

9:30am – 9:45am Crystal Ballroom
RHF Conference Opening MC: Jill Clark, RHF

9:45am – 10:45am Crystal Ballroom
Morning Session Part 1: Tell us who you are!
Group Session Discussion topic: Projects will introduce their work and describe what they do.

10:45am – 11:00am  Crystal Ballroom Foyer
MORNING BREAK: Stretch; Reset; Say hello to someone new.

11:00am – 12:00pm Crystal Ballroom
Morning Session Part 2: Tell us what you noticed. What’s working and what isn’t? Breakout Sessions facilitated by the RHF Team

12:00pm – 1:30pm Crystal Ballroom Foyer
Lunch buffet

1:30pm – 2:15pm Crystal Ballroom
Afternoon Session 1: Metrics and Evaluation
Speaker: Sharif Mahdy, CEO, The Students Commission of Canada

2:15pm – 2:30pm Crystal Ballroom Foyer
AFTERNOON BREAK 1: Move around; Reflect on the Afternoon Session.

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Afternoon Session 2: Concurrent Sessions: Session attendance will be assigned.

  • Option 1: Mentorship (session in English) Speakers: Tracy Luca-Huger and Ben Dantzer, Mentor Canada (Gateway)
  • Option 2: Community and Partnership Building (session in English) Speakers: Rebecca Chambers, Clinton Ghosh, Oluseun Olayinka (La Verendrye)
  • Option 3: Knowledge Mobilization (session in English) Speaker: Kristine Vanderplas (Crystal Ballroom)
  • Option 4: Mobilisation des connaissances (session in French) Speaker: Diane Wickham (Crystal Ballroom)

3:30pm – 3:45pm Crystal Ballroom Foyer
AFTERNOON BREAK 2: Mingle with your breakout group; Discuss with other groups; Return to the Crystal Ballroom

3:45pm – 4:30pm Crystal Ballroom
Afternoon Session 3: RHF Wrap-up MC: Jill Clark, RHF

4:30pm – 6:00pm
PROGRAMMING BREAK: Explore Winnipeg; Relax in your room; Prepare to attend the dinner.

6:00pm – 7:30pm Concert Ballroom
Dinner & Keynote Speech Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Darwent

8:00am – 9:00am Crystal Ballroom Foyer

9:00am – 9:30am Crystal Ballroom
Morning Session Part 1: Reflect
Discussion topic: Tell us what has stuck out for you from the last couple of days? What have you learned? What will you be taking away with you?

9:30am – 10:00am Crystal Ballroom
Morning Session Part 2: Report
Discussion topic: Tell us what you plan to contribute.

10:00am – 10:30am Crystal Ballroom
Morning Session Part 3: Share
Discussion topic: Share your contribution on the board.

10:30am – 10:45am Crystal Ballroom
RHF Summary & Closing Words: Speaker: Ikem Opara, RHF

10:45am – 11:00am Crystal Ballroom
Blessing & Closing Words: Speaker: Grandmother Helen

11:00am Crystal Ballroom Foyer
Grab & Go Lunches Available

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Six young people in a row, some standing, some sitting on a snow machine, in a snowy field with the sun setting in the background.
Catapult Canada’s first funded project Northern Youth Abroad enabled twenty students aged 18-29 from 14 communities across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories take part in a Wellness Access program. Photo: Thorsten Gohl

Azrieli Foundation gifts $4 million to support Catapult Canada

The RHF is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Azrieli Foundation valued at $4 million to fund a new cohort of Catapult Canada projects. The partnership between the RHF and the Azrieli Foundation is expected to positively impact approximately 2,500 youth along with an estimated 7,000+ indirect beneficiaries each year.

Five youth standing in a row holding brightly coloured packages of loose leaf tea
The Tea Girls launched their PossibiliTEAS retail line in Halifax in 2023. Proceeds from the tea sales by Hope Blooms will be invested in scholarships and into expanding the food gardens to support their food insecurity programs.

Catapult grantee profile: Hope Blooms

Catapult-funded organization Hope Blooms Youth Social Entrepreneurial Ventures Inc. received $106,700 over a period of 22 months to develop their SEED program, which consists of an equitable marketplace in the heart of their Nova Scotia community. The central pillar of this equitable marketplace is a cryptocurrency-inspired micro-economy.