Spirit Tool Kit

The Spirit Toolkit equates the Seven Sacred Aboriginal teachings with the 
three workers’ health and safety rights as part of storytelling within Sharing Circles.

Seven Sacred Teachings

  • Respect
  • Humility
  • Love
  • Truth
  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Wisdom

Three Workers’ Rights

  • Right to Know
  • Right to Participate in Health & Safety Committees
  • Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

This toolkit contains background information and resources that are intended 
to be incorporated as part of Sharing Circles.  Each section includes a workshop plan 
with both the learning activity and resources available to support each learning activity.


Spirit Toolkit for Sharing Circle Guides

A. Spirit Toolkit for Sharing Circle Guides

B. Introduction

C. General Information for Sharing Circle Guides

D. Section 1 – 7 Sacred Aboriginal Teachings + 3 Worker’s Rights = Path to Workplace Health and Safety


E. Section 2 – Healing for Change


F. Section 3 – Identifying Hazards in your Workplace


G. Section 4 – Ergonomics


H. Section 5 – Respect in the Workplace


I. Section 6 – Violence Prevention at Work


J. Section 7 – Moving Forward with your Workplace Safety and Health Committee


K. Resources

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Feb 26th RSI Day Free Virtual Event - Making the Link Between Psychosocial Factors & Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSI)

Feb 26, 2021 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Occupational Health Centre hosts the RSI Day Free Virtual Event on February 26th

Making the Link Between Psychosocial Factors & Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSI)

Presentation 1: 

Dwayne Van Eerd, Scientist, Institute for Work & Health

(MSI and Psychosocial Hazards in the Workplace: A Brief Timeline)

Presentation 2:

John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers

(Measuring Psychosocial Factors in the Workplace using the StressAssess Online Survey Tool)

Presentation 3: 

Theo Heineman, President/CEO, & Gynelle Pakulak, Certified Ergonomic Specialist

1Life Workplace Safety Solutions   

 (Neuroscience of Psychosocial Risk Factors and MSI)

Presentation 4: 

Geoffrey Thompson, OHN, Occupational Health Centre

(Building a Culture of Psychological Safety)


The event will include presentations with Q & A sessions and breaks

* Registration Required *

Please register your participation by sending an email to:


(Zoom Login information will be sent out closer to the event date)

Register for a chance to win a SAFE Work Manitoba fleece jacket


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