HEALING BETWEEN WORLDS
Ryan Deneault’s unique life story is the basis of the business, Healing Between Worlds. Through lived experience, Ryan shares his unique story of being a functioning addict for 30+ years and his attempts to fit into society for nearly five decades to help others find their healing path, teach about Canada’s history through an Indigenous lens and Truth and Reconciliation, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), plus share his journey through addiction to wellness and recovery.
32 years of being a functioning addict, 49 years of trying to fit into society, and a lifelong struggle to understand the inner battle of being both an Indigenous person and a British settler in Canada, Ryan Deneault's upbringing was a constant battle of not fitting in.
As a mixed-race individual, he never felt at home in either of the worlds he straddled. Apart from inner struggles, he also battled addiction but managed to keep up appearances. Today, Ryan's unique journey is the foundation for Healing Between Worlds.
“We were looking for a speaker for our team retreat. We want to learn more about Truth & Reconciliation and our roles as communications specialists in this very important conversation. Ryan shared from the heart, giving us unique insight into the history of Canada through an Indigenous lens, and sharing the role we have which is sharing and speaking the truth and being courageous. Ryan was organized, purposeful, and made space for engaging and open conversation. I would highly recommend hiring Ryan to facilitate a session at a Corporate retreat.”
Aleece Laird, CEO | Amplify Consulting Inc.