Bernadette Arthur (she/her) is a Black, Afro-Caribbean woman born on Turtle Island and engaged in the work of racial justice primarily in Christian spaces. She is a trainer, facilitator, consultant and program designer in the areas of asset-
based community development, anti-racism, reconciliation and
She is the founder and Principal Consultant of Co: Culture Collective a training and consulting firm that creatively and collaboratively designs and facilitates learning interventions that work toward establishing organizational and community cultures that’s equitable, sustainable and transformative. She is also the co-founder of Decolonizing Christianity Canada and Kenosis Community Groups, inclusive Chrisitan communities designed to create safer, braver spaces for BIPOC and white folx (respectively) who are unlearning racism and oppression and learning the paths of collective liberation and transformation.
Bernadette has a globally recognized gift for designing and facilitating decolonized learning events that offer ‘safe’ space to listen, interrogate, unpack, explore, create and heal. Bernadette has created and delivered workshops all across Turtle Island, North America and in South Africa. Recently, Bernadette realized her dream and became the Founder and Chief Experience Officer of the social purpose company, A Shared Table. A Shared Table offers an innovative practice space for people to creatively and playfully engage with the ways they live out inclusion and equity in her city. Through AST Bernadette collaboratively curates inclusive and authentic cross-cultural spaces using FOOD+STORIES+ART.