Reconciliation

We will consistently seek to act as a support network for the process of reconciliation.

We are active partners in the reconciliation process and are uniquely committed to finding ways to heal the communities in which we work.

In stating this, we acknowledge that our network has many steps to take as we work towards reconciliation. We are building a future where our actions and activities are understood and guided through an Indigenous lens.

Some of our initial steps include:

  • Using the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a starting point for our work.
  • Building our internal capacity through training for staff and board members and working in partnership with members of the Indigenous community to continue our reconciliation efforts.
  • Creating an internal working group dedicated to guiding our efforts.

WE acknowledge that we work on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene, Inninnowuk and Saulteaux peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the treaties that were made on these territories and acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past. Recognizing that we are all treaty people, let our actions here today on this sacred land, in some way – contribute to a more loving and compassionate world where we all dedicate ourselves to move forward in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.