September 12, 2014

What is your vision for Reconciliation?

Our Shared Journey provides an opportunity to reflect on the year since Reconciliation Week 2013. We have seen many successes and none of these would have been possible without you. 

We invite you all to join us and share your vision for reconciliation. Here are some of the visions we have heard so far:

"My vision for reconciliation is a space where all individuals have a voice. I envision an online gallery of portraits, featuring personal expressions of truth and reconciliation, and healing. I see all of these photos connected as one continuous image, as though we are all standing in a circle. 

Reconciliation is a path we walk together. We must find ways to make all voices count."

- Jessica White. Please visit the We Are Witnessing project to explore this vision further.

"My vision of reconciliation means forgiving one another for each other's transgression towards each other. Trying to work together on issues that have caused a great divide in unity in order to bring us together as one people rather than seeing a difference between us."

- Anonymous 

We continue to be inspired by your commitment to reconciliation. Continue the journey and share your vision for reconciliation here.

Community Action Toolkit 

Learn how you can take action

You can make a difference and be part of an historical moment. Reconciliation Canada invites individuals, neighbours and community groups, businesses, government and other organizations to join us. 

To mark one year since the Walk for Reconciliation, on September 22nd, we are launching a set of resources for you to action reconciliation in your community, including how to plan your own walk. Stay tuned for more details to come. 

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Reconciliation Begins with Me: Featured Stories

September 22nd marks one year since 70,000 people braved the pouring rain to join the Walk for Reconciliation. As part of the celebrations, Reconciliation Canada is highlighting individuals and organizations that have made transformational change within their communities through reconciliation initiatives. 

Explore featured stories and stay tuned for more over the coming weeks.

Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning is the former Executive Director of the World Sikh Organization of Canada, a non-profit organization that promotes and advocates for the protection of human rights for all Canadians, irrespective of race, religion, gender, ethnicity and social and economic status. Click here to view Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning's story.

Andrea Reimer has been a catalyst in the historical initiatives and actions that the City of Vancouver has undertaken to advance Reconciliation. Click here to view Andrea Reimer's story.

For Lillian Howard, reconciliation has both a personal and professional meaning. As a residential school survivor and Co-Chair of the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Advisory Committee (UAPAC), for Howard, reconciliation has been a long journey. Click here to view Lillian Howard's story.

Mark Winston believes that building relationships is the first piece in creating a reconciled world.This philosophy guided the workshop series held at SFU’s Centre for Dialogue with Reconciliation Canada, for Vancouver’s Year of Reconciliation. Click here to view Mark Winston's story.

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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