Here you will find writings that give some insight into Trinity’s programs.

Social and Emotional Development Programming

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in

As part of our Health Canada DSCIF Project, we are taking on the challenge of delivering social and emotional development programming to rural and remote areas.

Accessibility issues often contribute to many social emotional issues youth face in northern Ontario. During the months of September and October Alan and Sandra were in Sault Ste. Marie working with the Algoma District School Board and Algoma Public Health, and in Thunder Bay working in the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, training retired educators, teachers and students to deliver peer-led workshops.

All future training will be delivered via e-learning platforms – an exciting new element that we are developing in partnership with these school boards.

Trinity Encounters: Jasan Grewal

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 in

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“Well, my favourite Trinity moment obviously has to be the day we went canoeing. It started raining and we were going insane! And basically we had to catch the nearest shelter. And surprisingly, no one really complained about it. At the end of the day, everyone went home happy and what not.” Summer Program 2013

Sense of Place

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in

We are born with an innate sense of place. Obviously our first experience of this is in the womb as a state of ‘at-oneness’ with our surroundings and is of course an entirely unconscious experience.

And we bring this experience into our life in this world. In our earliest days and weeks we are in tune with our surroundings, and able to take in an enormous amount of sensory data unfiltered by a mindset.

From our beginnings we are attuned and responsive.

As we become aware of being separate from our Mothers we nevertheless carry this sense of being attuned with us though it is now increasingly influenced by conditionality- since our surroundings and parents don’t always react to us in timely or appropriate- according to us- ways.

Thus begins our human adventure among the people and things of this world. Continue reading →

About Peer Leadership

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 in

I’d like to talk to you in general terms about communities and peer leadership.

People have been gathering together in communities for a very long time. But the way we do this gathering as well as the dynamics actually at work in communities have changed over the years.

We can safely guess that certain things were always present as catalysts in the forming of communities- the meeting of human needs (often around security issues) for instance or the attempt to benefit from available resources.

As well the members of the new community had to answer, either for themselves or through allegiance to a leader, their own version of the following questions- in our community what do we all more or less agree to as rules and guidelines for conducting our daily lives together? What values and beliefs do we share which in turn will inform the expectations we have of one other and how we settle our differences? Continue reading →

Theatre Outside Theatre

Posted on May 27, 2014 in

What is Theatre Outside Theatre?

Theatre Outside Theatre Takes Theatre Off the Stage

When you think of theatre you probably picture a group of actors presenting to an audience in a darkened space. The presentation takes place over a defined period of time and involves some degree of spectacle created through costumes, sound and scenery.

Trinity Theatre began as a traditional theatre ensemble in this popular sense, but before long, as well as performing in theatres, we began to take our shows to schools and recreation centres as well as outdoors to parks, markets and the streets. We nevertheless kept the traditional idea of theatre as a presentation witnessed by an audience. Over time, however, we began to expand theatre’s role. This meant going farther “outside” theatre by examining the fundamentals of the art form. Continue reading →

Transitions

Posted on May 13, 2014 in

We at Trinity are emerging from a period of transition – from creating and delivering programs to publishing and training our colleagues in education to adapt and deliver them.

It’s been a long road.   From the first years of the Trinity ensemble in the 1980s – the years of exploration in schools and workplaces and city streets and discovery of how theatre practice may be deconstructed and put together in new ways to serve in the community. The result was the making of many exercises, workshops, plays and programs that reflected those discoveries. Continue reading →