August 29, 2014

Welcoming Emma Chapman and Joseph Peace!

We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Reconciliation Canada team!  Emma Chapman joins us as Director of Partnerships and brings a wealth of experience working with a diverse range of corporate and non-profit organizations in the UK and Canada. She has a practical ability to align business, social and community objectives and has a strong commitment to social and environmental responsibility. 

Joseph Peace has been working with us as a Marketing and Community Outreach Co-op student since June. He is currently studying Political Science at the University of British Columbia and comes to Reconciliation Canada with a background in community engagement and outreach. Joseph’s desire to positively impact the lives of others brought him to Reconciliation Canada. 

We look forward to working with Emma and Joseph and we look forward to the positive change they will bring.

Anti-Spam Legislation: ACTION REQUIRED

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Reconciliation Begins with Me: Celebrating a Year of Leadership and Action

September 22nd marks one year since 70,000 people braved the pouring rain to join the Walk for Reconciliation. Over the next month, Reconciliation Canada is celebrating a year of community leadership and action since this historic day. We invite you to join us and explore featured stories of reconciliation, reflect on our shared journey and share your vision, and act to make a difference in your community with new reconciliation resources. Below is a sneak peek of what’s to come as part of this online celebration in September.

Explore  A series of featured stories of reconciliation will highlight individuals and organizations that have made transformational change within their communities through reconciliation initiatives. 

Reflect – To celebrate the anniversary of the week, we will encourage you to share your vision and initiatives for reconciliation to help inspire others.

Act – You’ll discover resources to action reconciliation in your community (including how to plan your own walk!). 

Look out for further information coming your way in September! 

Click to play the Walk for Reconciliation video.

Assembly of First Nations Offers Support for Reconciliation Canada

We are proud to announce that the Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) Chiefs-in-Assembly have delivered a resolution declaring their formal support for Reconciliation Canada. The resolution, delivered at the AFN Annual General Assembly, July 15th – 17th, in Halifax, NS, outlined its support for Reconciliation Canada based on the need for sustaining momentum in implementing reconciliation initiatives. The Chiefs-in-Assembly will direct the National and Regional Chiefs to support Reconciliation Canada and the establishment of reconciliation activities in each region of the country. 

We are extremely grateful for the support of the Assembly of First Nations. We will continue our work to engage all Canadians to take steps to create a new way forward and to catalyze reconciliation dialogue and action among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples. To read the resolution, click here (scroll down to #15/2014)

In the community

Reconciliation Canada at SUDSummit 2014

On Friday, August 15th, Reconciliation Canada was invited to participate in the Student Union Development Summit 2014 (SUDSummit 2014) hosted by the Alma Mater Student Society at the University of British Columbia. The four-day conference invited representatives from student unions, associations and societies across Canada to improve the quality and capacity of Canadian student unions. 

Twenty five young leaders joined us for a one and a half hour Reconciliation Workshop, where we provided an introduction to Reconciliation Canada and our national engagement opportunities for young leaders. We also facilitated a small group dialogue session to discuss personal and institutional ideas to support reconciliation and the development of reconciliation action plans as a way of implementing change in personal, professional, community aspects of life.

The event was a tremendous success and we are extremely proud to have had the opportunity to engage with young leaders from across Canada. 

To find out more about the Student Union Development Summit, please visit

How can you help?  

Help us move our initiatives forward by making a donation. Reconciliation Canada is a charitable project, established as a collaboration between the Indian Residential School Survivor’s Society (IRSSS) and Tides Canada Initiatives Society (TCI). Your donations will help us move forward with our 2014 initiatives, which include:

  • Reconciliation Dialogue Sessions & Action Plans
  • Reconciliation-Based Leadership Training & Core Competencies Assessments 
  • Sustainable Economic Reconciliation Dialogue Sessions & Actions Plans
  • Public Awareness & Outreach 

Help us achieve our vision of A New Way Forward for all Canadians. 

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