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Be the Change – Inclusive and Equitable Storytelling

Charla Huber will share her perspectives, experiences, and successes in sharing stories of diverse communities with a focus on Indigenous communities.

The presentation will highlight identifying bias and ensuring stories are authentic to different cultures and experiences.  This workshop will aid in housing providers to capture and share stories of the people they serve and the mission of the societies in a respectful manor. As affordable housing providers, it’s important to understand that people from different cultures communicate differently and the importance of conveying that in an accurate, respectful and insightful way.

Before you can tell someone’s story it’s important to build trust and ensure the outcome is going to be mutually beneficial to both parties. These relationships need to be authentic and respectful.

This presentation will provide actionable items on how to demonstrate that respect.



September 24, 2021


11:00am - 12:30pm


By Donation

Registration Start/End Date:

Registration closes Sept 24, 2021

Registration for this session is generously being provided by donation to the M’akola Tenants’ Holiday Gift Fund.

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Who should attend

Leadership, communications


Charla Huber
M’akola and Times Colonist Columnist

Charla Huber is the Director of Communications and Indigenous Relations for M’akola Housing Society, the largest Indigenous affordable housing provider in BC. Charla is a key player at M’akola in building relationships with First Nations, and facilitating relationships with municipalities, businesses and organizations. Charla was a community newspaper reporter for nearly 10 years in both Alberta and British Columbia. Charla writes a weekly column in the Victoria Times Colonist daily newspaper and she often highlights Indigenous issues and perspectives. Charla has a master’s degree in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University.

Charla is a Director and Human Resources Committee Chair of the Victoria-Esquimalt Police Board and President of the BC Association of Police Boards. Charla’s family is from Fort Chipewyan, Alta., and she has both First Nations and Inuit roots.