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We are settlers on Treaty 13 Land, the traditional territories of many Indigenous Nations including the Anishnabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat and the Missisaugas, and the ongoing home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples from across Turtle Island. While we live in what is also known as Toronto, Canada, our work extends into many Territories and Treaty areas. We are grateful for the benefits the land provides us and extend our respect to the original and current stewards of the land. In the spirit of reconciliation we are committed to supporting Indigenous artists, businesses and causes and responding to the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. A portion of proceeds from all our offerings are sent to:  The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and The Nii’kinaaganaa Foundation.We will walk lightly on the land.

We have been friends, collaborators, and co-conspirators for nearly 40 years. Together we’ve worked as childbirth educators, freelance writers and social activists. Over the years we have explored facilitation, mindfulness and most recently, Courage & Renewal® work. We’ve shared countless cups of tea, watched each other’s children blossom, welcomed grandchildren and bid goodbye to friends and loved ones. Together we created the Inside Outside Retreat Centre to offer the gift of time and space to rest, reflect, and renew the spirit. Our work is influenced and informed by that of many wise teachers including Parker J. Palmer, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Shakil Choudhury and Richard Wagamese. We share a love of music, reading, and walking paths and trails in our neighbourhoods and beyond.

Winifred Hunsburger (she, her) Ed.D. ATC. I am a Courage & Renewal Facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal. I’m also an International Facilitator with NSRF/Harmony Education and an Adler Trained Coach (ATC). I have additional training in facilitation from Anima Leadership and hold the Anima Inclusive Leadership Certificate. I have over 35 years of experience teaching young people and adults. In 2008 I completed a Doctorate in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Leslie Chandler (she, her).

Leslie Chandler (she, her).  I am an Adult Educator and work as a Patient Education Specialist at an academic health sciences centre. I am a Courage & Renewal Facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal. I also hold certificates in Applied Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness Based Group Practice, integrating mindfulness practices into my work and personal life. 
A headshot photo of Winifred, one of the retreat facilitators at the Inside Outside Retreat Centre.
A headshot photo of Leslie, one of the retreat facilitators at the Inside Outside Retreat Centre.

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    We are settlers on Treaty 13 Land, the traditional territories of many Indigenous Nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples from across Turtle Island. We are committed to honouring the history this land bears witness to, responding to the 94 Calls to Action of the  Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and walking lightly on the Earth. A portion of proceeds from all our offerings are sent to:  The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and The Nii’kinaaganaa Foundation.

    The Inside Outside Retreat Centre, Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 720 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON, M5S2R4