Patrick Hunter Staff Workshop – Diversity – Oct 20, 2017 – SESSION IS FULL

This session is full!

Session Description:

This workshop is a creative blend of discussion surrounding diversity and inclusion, challenges we all face daily on an individual and collective basis and to have some fun learning how to paint with Patrick! Patrick will create a safe space for discussion and creativity. Discussions will tackle the tough topics of his challenges growing up in the Canadian school system and how we,  as school representatives, can adapt better to help newcomer, aboriginal and LGBTQ students in a culturally sensitive way.

Hunter was born a two-spirit Ojibway, in the Red Lake District and grew up in the small community of Madsen, in Northwestern Ontario.  He attended the graphic design program at Sault College, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and recalls the difficulty and costs of living between these two communities. However, Hunter has always strove to put forth the extra effort to make his art career a success.

Hunter now resides in Toronto, a far cry from his humble beginnings in Madsen. Patrick Hunter is inspired by Norval Morrisseau and the Woodland artists, who came out of Red Lake, as well as Daphne Odjig and members the Native Group of Seven.  His formal education introduced him to the Group of Seven, who share connections to the land of Red Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, and Toronto.

Hunter has continued to maintain his connections to Red Lake, returning to educate a new generation of Woodland Artists, with help from partnerships he formed with the Red Lake District High School, and the Wilderness Arts Council to support youth and adult art classes.

In 2013 Patrick was asked by the Economic Club of Canada to address inner city, and Aboriginal youth, about turning your passion into employment.  “Be fearless, and be bold enough to take risks,” has been Hunter’s motto. In August 2014, Hunter took a risk and quit his part-time job to pursue his art career and has never looked back.

His purpose for creating artwork is to honour the spirit of what it is that’s in the art piece and painting how nature looks like with a spiritual lens.

  1. Date: Friday, October 20th, 2017
  2. Target Audience: SD60 Clerical
  3. Time: 9am – 12pm (lunch provided)
  4. Location: Energetic Learning Campus
  5. Hosted by: Jane Drew
  6. Registration Deadline: As soon as possible – seats limited
  7. Registration Contact: 250-264-8536

Planning for Diversity: Beginning with the End in Mind: Oct 20, 2017

Teachers will leave this session with a variety of graphic organizers as well as self-created and shared rubrics. The framework for the session is built around Jennifer Katz’s Block Two: Instructional Practice. The day will be filled with practical information and activities that can be used immediately with your students.

Dates: Friday October 20, 2017   

Target Audience: CT’s, LAT’s  & Librarians

Time:   9:00-3:00 pm        

Location:  Grandhaven Meeting Room  (snacks, coffee, tea -lunch on  your own)   


  • Cindy McGarroch, District PBS Coach & Literacy Resource Teacher
  • Laurie Petrucci, Instructional Technology Teacher
  • Diane Barclay, District Cultural Support Worker

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2017

Registration Contact:  Cindy McGarroch  or Laurie Petrucci