June 17, 2019

In 2018 Speakers School partnered with the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre, Thunder Bay Shelter House and Kii Kwae Win to run a summer program.  Funded by Trillium the program was extremely well received.

Maamaawisiiwin Education Research Centre conducted an ev...

June 14, 2019

On Tuesday June 4th we were pleased to listen to the compelling speeches from our most recent graduates. 

Congratulations to Susan Bluebird, Frank Wapoose, Elizabeth Wapoose, Shane Esarik, Jennifer Cybulski, Joe Spade, Dolores Edding, Dalton Boshkaykin and Cristal Flama...

January 24, 2019

We're running another Speakers School program, beginning in Feb. Haven't heard of us? We're a unique, FREE public speaking program that teaches advocacy and "speaking in public" skills to folks! The program runs for one night a week, with food, travel and child care pr...

December 11, 2018

Congratulations to our recent batch of graduates!  A full house at City Hall celebrated

Richard Singleton, Kristie Jewell, Dorcas Shawinmash, Laura Osmar, Shayna Mihalus, Marla Hickerson and Dawn Proulx.

Are you interested in taking our course, or just trying it out to s...

May 15, 2018

A full crowd at the Thunder Bay City Hall chambers saw the graduation of 11 new Speakers School students.  The audience was captivated by the interesting speeches of the students, which ranged from discussing strenghts of communities, impacts of residential schools, ch...

April 19, 2018

Speakers School is excited to be running new programming at Shelter House!  Every Thursday from 10am-12pm we will be running a life skills program.  The program is FREE, travel assistance and meal provided!  

Topics for the program change each week, and w...

December 15, 2017

Last night Speakers School celebrated our recent graduates.  A small but mighty group, consisting of Dorcas Shawinimash, Kory Pelletier, Dominic Hopkins, Edward Mostow, Richard Togman all gave great speeches about issues important to them, ranging from supporting famil...

November 29, 2017

Want to learn about social justice issues in our community, directly from those who experience them?  Want to know more about Speakers School and how this free program can help you develop speaking skills and self esteem?

Please join us on December 12th at 6pm at Thunde...

May 9, 2017

We are pleased to present the graduating class of Speakers School 2017!

For more information on our next session email speakersschool@gmail.com or call 627.9136.

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