Every Child Matters Year-long Learning Challenge

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - Tuesday, September 20, 2022


Wildsight Golden has signed up with Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network to participate in their Every Child Matters Year Long Learning Challenge. Indigenous communities have a close relationship with the environment and their historical knowledge must be at the centre of the climate action discussion.

We would like to invite you, our Wildsight Golden Members to participate in this challenge with us. If this interests you, please register here before October 31 and you will receive a weekly email with actions that you can take as you participate in the Every Child Matters Year-long Learning Challenge.

The purpose of this challenge is to help deepen knowledge and extend the actions required to move towards truth and reconciliation beyond just one day, and help to enable real change over time.

If you are interested in participating in this year long challenge with us, please register here and Wildsight Golden will send you the emails so you can participate.

Week 1 – October 4:

‚ÄúWeytk / Ki?su?k kyukyit / Tawnshi – Thank-you for registering your organization, school or business for the Every Child Matters Year-long Learning Challenge, and in doing so, committing to taking time over the coming year to deepen your knowledge and understanding of Indigenous knowledge, culture and perspectives. 

We are pleased to share that more than 60 organizations, schools and businesses representing over 800 people have committed to joining us on this journey. You can see these here: https://cbeen.ca/every-child-matters/. While most of these are from the Kootenay region of Southeast British Columbia where we call home, we are pleased to see many organizations joining us from further afield. We will leave registration open until October 15th. And each week following that we will highlight an organization that is taking part. ūüôā 

At the beginning of each week we will share a suggestion for Learning, Sharing and Reflecting that week. To ensure maximum engagement over the longer run, we’ll keep the core of this to 20-30 minutes, with opportunities for extension as your time allows. To get warmed up, for this week we will like to invite each of your team members to share your Learning Intentions in this shared spreadsheet for the year ahead. 

We also invite you to learn from what others write, and reflect on this throughout the year. As you’ll see, in this same shared spreadsheet we’ve also added a worksheet for excellent Indigenous Learning Resources. As our time is somewhat limited, and we won’t be able to cover every excellent resource available, welcome you to add resources to this list that participants can review and engage with as their time allows.”