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August 28th, 2013

Be a part of history. 

It’s happening here. 

It’s happening now.

 

For all people in Canada, the benefits of a social movement that bridges generations and cultures for a new way forward are profound and lasting. We’re talking about peace and a shared understanding.

 

This is just the beginning. Let’s create something powerful.

Order your t-shirts now!

Just a reminder to order to your individual or custom team t-shirts before August 29, 2013.  The deadline is approaching quickly!  

For information about ordering t-shirts, CLICK HERE.


Media corner

Bill Good Show – Chief Robert Joseph and Robbie Waisman join Bill Good on the Bill Good Show to talk about Reconciliation Week.  Listen here.

Reconciliation Canada is featured on the Tyee this week!  Click here to view.

Looking for promotional materials? Look no further. CLICK HERE.

We have great tools in place such as:

-  Backgrounders
-  Posters
-  Letters of Support
-  Walk Team Information Package
-  Walk E-invitation (contact us to receive a copy)

Experience the Walk for Reconciliation, click here to register now!

Volunteer with us!

Reconciliation Canada Volunteers. From left to right: Kent, Therese, Poonam, Gavin, Cristina

Reconciliation Canada is calling on volunteers who are willing to donate their time and energy to help build a stronger relationship among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians and facilitate a better and stronger Canada. Over 500 volunteer roles are still available. Join our team today - click here.  

Beau Dick

Blog post by Brad Beattie, Reconciliation Canada Team Member


Just this past week I was sitting in an event operations meeting with our team discussing the production elements for the upcoming Walk for Reconciliation. As I’ve experienced so often since I joined the team in April, we were sitting with a volunteer who is a leader in his community and passionate about supporting our mission to find A New Way Forward. His name is Beau Dick.


This was our second operations team meeting with Beau, but the first in person. I remembered the initial meeting and how I had grabbed my iPhone to google Beau Dick while my colleague dialed his phone number in Alert Bay. I scanned the snippets of information that appeared;  
Aboriginal artist…traditional ceremonial masks…part of documentary…artist in many galleries…OK, I thought, I’m prepared for this meeting now and to hear what he has to say about the design elements and we can get moving on our plans! “Hello?” came the voice through the phone’s speaker; my experience began….[read more].

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) - Event Travel and Accommodation Subsidy
for survivors attending the Sept 16-22, 2013, TRC and Reconciliation Canada events in Vancouver, BC

Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Development Canada and the United Church of Canada have contributed a total of $200,000 to support First Nations residential school survivors participation in Truth and Reconciliation and Reconciliation Canada events September 16-22, 2013.  

The FNHA will administer the TRC travel and accommodation subsidy to supplement the travel and accommodation costs to survivors who will be attending the Sept 16-22, 2013 event in Vancouver, BC. The FNHA will administer these funds and leverage our relationships with travel vendors to offer discounted airfare and ferry fare for survivors, information will be posted on TRC, Reconciliation Canada and FNHA websites. Due to the last minute nature of this opportunity, the FNHA will manage all subsidy requests with the intention to support the highest number of survivors possible. The TRC expects over 2000 survivors to attend the event, and depending on demand, there is no guarantee that a subsidy will be provided. Please note that all applications will be handled with the utmost of confidence.

Download the TRC Subsidy Overview

Downloadthe TRC Subsidy Form

For more information please email: TRCsubsidy@fnha.ca

Deadline: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by 4 pm

**Please note that completion of this form will not guarantee subsidy funding—the number of subsidies and the subsidy amounts will depend on the number of applications that are received, as well as regional representation of survivors.

Reconciliation Photobooth

From left to right: J.R. LaRose, Tides Canada staff, Mr. Gay Canada

Support the Reconciliation Photobooth campaign!  We have been collecting expressions of reconciliation across the province as we attend various community events so that we can share them with our followers.   If you and your friends or colleagues would like to submit an expression of reconciliation, e-mail your photo to us at info@reconciliationcanada.ca.      

 
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