Forgiveness  & Restoration Workshop

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Forgiveness & Restoration Workshop

Embark on a personal journey to learn a pedagogy of forgiveness that can help liberate you from the impact of harm in your life.

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1081 Ambleside Dr 1081 Ambleside Drive Ottawa, ON K2B 8C8 Canada

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  • 2 days 2 hours
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How to overcome the anger and resentment generated by the harm suffered in our lives? How can we transform narratives of victimhood and desires for revenge to be able to move forward?

The ​ESPERE workshop –the Schools of Forgiveness and Reconciliation program developed by Fundación para la Reconciliación in Colombia– will help you understand the crucial role that forgiveness plays in restoration.

If you want to embark on a personal journey to learn a pedagogy that can help to liberate us from the impact of harm in our lives, this experiential workshop is for you.

New dates: Two weekends in May 2023:

- Weekend 1 - Fri May 5 to Sun May 7

- Weekend 2 - Fri May 26 to Sun May 28

(Fri 2-9 pm, Sat & Sun 8 am to 4:30 pm)

* One ticket covers the entire workshop (both weekends).

What can you expect from this workshop?

During 12 modules of journeying towards forgiveness, you will:

  • Work with a personal offence experienced in your past.
  • Acknowledge the impact of offences on your emotions, responses and behaviours.
  • Understand the consequences of anger and resentment on your health.
  • Discover alternatives to overcome the corrosive emotions that lead to cycles of vengeance and violence, and be freed from a past connected to pain and victimhood.
  • Reinforce principles that restore dignity and care in relationships.
  • Recognize the role of truth and justice in restoring trust.
  • Explore restorative practices that can heal memories and create new narratives.

Questions about this course?

Get in touch with FFC facilitators: Lorna Lemay ( or Daniel Markus (


Workshop brought by ForGiving ForRestoring Canada The ​ESPERE Schools of Forgiveness and Reconciliation developed by Fundación para la Reconciliación in Colombia have taught the practice of forgiveness to 2.2 million people in 22 countries since 2002.

ForGiving ForRestoring Canada (FFC) is a non-profit dedicated to spreading the power of forgiveness across the country. We believe that forgiveness is the path to sustainable peace. We believe that forgiveness can be learned and fostered. We are partnered with Fundación para la Reconciliación in Colombia and Forgiveness International in North America to promote the advancement of a pedagogy and culture of care, forgiveness and restoration.