About the Blanket Exercise

"The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we're rarely taught. Developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples-- which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation, the Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history in a one and a half hour participatory workshop.


Blanket Exercise participants take on the roles of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Standing on blankets that represent the land, they walk through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy." (information quoted from the official website)

Join Us

The event will be from 10 AM to approximately 11:30 AM.

There is no cost or need to RSVP.


We are using the exercise designed for use in schools, making this event appropriate for children in grade 3 and up, as well as adults.