Kathi Camilleri

Cultural safety practitioner, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, and community engagement specialist. 

Kathi created and facilitates the Building Bridges through Understanding the Village © workshop to increase cultural competency for organizations across Canada.

She has almost 25 years of leadership experience in facilitating, counseling, developing, directing and coordinating Aboriginal community-based programs. She has facilitated and managed culturally-based strategic planning sessions, conflict resolution and counseling strategies for groups and individuals, developed community workshops to create understanding and support for families who are experiencing the generational effects of the trauma of residential schools, and has developed networking circles to bring service providers together and to increase cultural competency.

Kathi’s work has been inspired by Jann Derrick’s teachings of ‘The Circle and The Box’ along with the input and teachings of many, dear Elders who often co-facilitate with her. Kathi has certificates in Re-enactment Therapy for Trauma Survivors, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Trauma, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and holds a Master of Arts in Leadership. Her thesis, Returning Home to the Values of the Village focused on the revival of culturally-based values in order to increase collaboration among staff within an Aboriginal service-providing agency.

Events with Kathi Camilleri

The Village Workshop (Online)
June 10, 2021

Storytelling is a traditional way of teaching, and can be reclaimed in the process of learning about (de)colonization. The elders say that there is always an opportunity to learn more when we look for it. Traditionally the same story was told many times. As participants listen they are asked to try to harvest the wisdom that is in each story. In this Village Online Learning Experience, participants will be asked to pay attention to what resonates with them as they listen to stories, and learning will be different for each participant. “Chi Miigwetch, great thanks to you, Kathi, and all…