Cultivating Safe Spaces with Creativity

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Cultivating Safe Spaces with Creativity

This webinar provides confidence in promoting inclusion and belonging in spaces, confidence in understanding what decolonizing looks like in practice, and confidence in moving towards meaningful reconciliation and relationship building from a place of understanding oneself.


This webinar is for those who want to:

  • Cultivate a safe space for themselves, community, participants, audience and team.
  • Differentiate between colonial and de-colonial ways of thinking/feeling/doing.
  • Make decisions that connect to their authentic self, family, community and land.
  • Host space for uncomfortable conversations with multiple perspectives.

Supporting the content of the webinar will also be creative prompts because:

  • Creativity is curious.
  • Creativity disrupts the status quo.
  • Creativity provides our bodies with a pause to process.
  • Creativity allows us to move into the most innovative and empathetic places in our brains.
  • Creativity allows us to express what we might have difficulty expressing verbally.

These creative prompts will be an invitation. You can opt in, not, or out.


Some of the ways you will be able to apply the webinar content:

  • Working on a project with community.
  • Delivering programs for participants.
  • Engaging with audiences.
  • Leading an organization.
  • Developing ideas with a collaborative team.

The content framework has been developed and shared in the Cultivating Safe Spaces (CSS) program (visit by Elaine Alec who is a storyteller and facilitator from the Syilx and Secwepemc Nations. Elaine is CEO of Naqsmist (nux-meest), which translates into “many coming together as one,” and is the author of Calling My Spirit Back.


The webinar is facilitated by Geraldine Ysselstein who is a certified Cultivating Safe Spaces (CSS) facilitator. She was born on the land of her ancestors, which is the Netherlands, is a settler on Turtle Island, and a Treaty 7 guest in Mohkinsstsis (Calgary). She has a lifetime of experiences working/volunteering/participating in the arts as an arts manager, arts management/leadership educator, artist/creative, arts professional collaborator and arts audience member.

Upcoming Webinar Date: December 12, 2023, 12 – 3pm MT

For more information and to register, please visit


For questions, please contact Geraldine Ysselstein (Creative. Consultant. Collaborator. Changemaker) at

Cultivating Safe Spaces with Creativity | December 12, 2023 | 12 - 3pm MT | Online webinar

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