Programmes

The Trustbuilding Program

Peace and social cohesion by building trust and reconciliation across divides

At a time of increasing fragmentation, trust is diminishing around the world. Communities face racial and religious divides, intergenerational conflict, the rise of extremist attitudes, as well as social divisions and the legacy of war. Building on its extraordinary record of trustbuilding achievements over generations around the world, IofC is marshalling its resources to address global divides. The Trustbuilding Program aims to address divisive issues at the international and national levels on the premise that at the heart of these larger issues is a need to build trust and reconcile personal challenges before changes can occur outside of oneself.

The Program prioritizes the needs of communities in conflict, which are working on transformation of their societies. We explore individual change and create safe spaces for community leaders and young people to have honest and open dialogues about uncomfortable issues that pose challenges to initiating positive change in one’s life, families and communities. The program will ensure having support on the ground from people of all walks of life including young people, migrants and refugees, committed to confronting the divides within their society. 

What is trustbuilding?

"Messy, real, raw, mutual engagement about stuff that affects our ability to relate to each other".

Louie Gardiner, coach and facilitator

 

 

Current News & Events

TBP France
22-Oct-2019

Initiatives of Change France is joining the Trustbuilding Program in 2019. Read here why they are excited to be part of the Trustbuilding Program and how they are working with youth in the suburbs of French cities.

TBP Kenya Training for Trainers
15-Oct-2019

The Trustbuilding Program (TBP) is making progress! Learn more about the what each country has been working on for their respective projects.

11-Oct-2019

Initiatives of Change International is seeking a Development Officer/ Fundraiser to play the critical role of finding resources for our new International Trustbuilding Program. We are looking for someone with the relevant skills, but above all someone who is committed to IofC’s mission and values.

Trustbuilding circle
08-Oct-2019

IofC International welcomes the staff of the Trustbuilding Program to the team

TBP - Kenya
01-Oct-2019

Initiatives of Change Kenya is one of the three countries participating in the Trustbuilding Program for 2019. What made them interested in being a part of the Program? What are the issues they will address through trustbuilding? We decided to ask the team!

TBP Canada Staff
24-Sep-2019

Initiatives of Change Canada is one of the three countries participating in the Trustbuilding Program for 2019. What made them interested in being a part of the Program? What are the issues they will address through trustbuilding? We decided to ask the team!