Learning tour: Travelling together through truth

Get ready to be inspired and learn as we embark on an exciting journey of connecting and engaging with First Nations communities, organizations and partners of MCC Ontario's Indigenous Neighbours program in Timmins, Ontario.

Oct 21 - Oct 25, 2024

Monday, October 21
9:00AM - 6:00PM EDT

Timmins ON

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A group of people standing in front of a teepee A group of people standing in front of a teepee

We're excited to invite you to a unique experiential learning tour, where the focus is on building strong connections and mutual respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

This is more than just a trip – it's a chance to step out of your comfort zone and grow. Throughout the week, we'll be listening to and engaging with partners from First Nations communities, organizations and partners in the north. 

You'll hear from knowledge keepers and experts, visit a First Nations community, and explore the land together. It's all about understanding what it truly means to be good neighbors.

Your presence is key in making this journey meaningful. Join us as we create an atmosphere of openness, learning, and unity. It's an opportunity to connect, learn, and contribute to building bridges between communities. Come be a part of this inspiring adventure!


  • October 21: Travel
  • October 22, 23, 24: engaging and connecting with northern First Nations communities, partners and organizations
  • October 25: travel
  • Land acknowledgement workshop: Gain insights into the significance of land ackowledgements and their cultural importance.
  • Niska Artisan workshop: Enter the world of traditional Indigenous crafts! Learn to create beautiful items like a tamarack goose or a dream catcher.
  • Cultural centre visits: Visit First Nations partners and learn about their impactful work.
  • Timmins Indigenous murals tour: Immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene with a guide tour of Timmin's Indigenous murals.
  • First Nations visit. Connect with a First Nations community and learn about their rich heritage.
  • Land exploration: venture out with our partners and experience the beauty of the land firsthand.
  • Traditional dinner: Indulge in a delicious traditional dinner prepared by one of our local partners.
  • Learn from the wisdom of elders, teachers and knowledge-keepers.

Anticipated Cost: $1100


  • Single accommodation.
  • Car pooling from Kitchener-Waterloo and the Greater Toronto Area. 
  • Dinner on Oct 21, Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Oct 22-24 and breakfast on Oct 25
  • All activities and programming costs. 

If you would like more information, please contact Cam McEachern at 705-264-2494 ext 220 or cammceachern@mcco.ca.

If you are ready to register, please sign up here.

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