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Reconciliation Canada Upcoming Events

Ottawa, ON | Vancouver, BC

May 31 - June 3, 2015

We are excited to announce the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Closing Events in Ottawa! The TRC invites all Canadians to come and share their truths about Indian Residential Schools and their legacy, to witness and celebrate the resilience of Aboriginal cultures, and to be part of a national journey for healing and reconciliation.

Ottawa, Ontario

Sunday, May 31, 2015 

Walk for Reconciliation | Ottawa

The Walk for Reconciliation is designed to transform and renew the very essence of relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians. The act of gathering and walking and sharing our stories can join us all in a shared commitment to creating a new way forward in our relationships with each other. 

The Walk for Reconciliation is for all Canadians. Join thousands of walkers on May 31, 2015 as we move forward together for better relations among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians; relations built on respect, understanding and hope for a better future for all peoples. 

For more information about the Walk for Reconciliation, click here

Click here to find out about volunteer opportunities.

The Walk for Reconciliation is co-hosted by Reconciliation Canada and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

The Walk for Reconciliation is funded by:

   

Monday, June 1, 2015 

Inspiring Reconciliaction: Creating a New Way Forward | Ottawa

Inspiring Reconciliaction: Creating a New Way Forward is an opportunity for young adult leaders and community members in Ottawa to join Survivors, Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians on our shared journey toward reconciliation. With the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Reconciliation Canada has committed to provide opportunity for all peoples to explore reconciliation for themselves, for their families, communities and Nations.

Join us to listen, learn and reflect on reconciliation. Together we will recognize and celebrate our diverse histories and unique strengths in attempt to find a new way for Canada, a New Way Forward for Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians. Our panelists will discuss the inter-generational and multi-cultural aspects of reconciliation including the political and economic applications of reconciliation. We hope to inspire and encourage participants to think critically about their role as a young adult leaders in reconciliation.

Panelists include: 

  • Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Reconciliation Canada 
  • Jessica Bolduc, 4R’s Youth Movement
  • Todd Khozein, SecondMuse 
  • Bob Watts, It Works Global and Queens University
  • Mary Simon, Canadians for a New Partnership

Click here to find out more and register.

Inspiring Reconciliaction: Creating a New Way Forward 

is funded by:

We are grateful for the support from the sponsors for Inspiring Reconciliaction: Creating a New Way Forward

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Vancouver, British Columbia

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Reconciliation Matters: Community Street Fair and Ecumenical Reconciliation Service | Vancouver

Embrace the Past; Witness Progress; Celebrate a New Way Forward

With the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the ecumenical community of Vancouver and members of the public will gather in a community street fair and ecumenical reconciliation service.

The day will begin with the lighting of a sacred fire, timed with the start of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Walk for Reconciliation in Ottawa. 

Everyone is welcome! No Registration required. Event FREE! 

Join the conversation and show your support in creating a new way forward for Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians! 

Activities include: 

  • Lighting of a sacred fire 
  • Guest speaker, Douglas White, Director, for the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University and former Chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, 
  • Performance by Sister Says, a soulful genre-bending pop duo with Haida and Tsimshian roots 
  • Aboriginal artisans, educational booths and displays 
  • Food vendors 
  • The Blanket Exercise
Collaborating Partners on Reconciliation Matters:
  • City of Vancouver 
  • Central Presbyterian 
  • ChurchChrist Church 
  • Anglican Cathedral 
  • First Baptist Church 
  • St. Andrews-Wesley 
  • United Church 
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver 
  • Anglican and United Church Archives
  • Reconciliation Canada 

Click here for more information.

   

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 

Creating a New Way Forward: Reflections on TRC’s Final Report and Recommendations | Vancouver

Vancouverites are invited to join Survivors, Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada releases the Final Report Findings and Recommendations. 

The Vancouver Coordinating Committee for TRC Closing Events welcomes seven panelists, including TRC Honorary Witnesses and both Indigenous and non-Indigenous community leaders, to reflect on the closing of the TRC and the possibilities moving forward.

Panelists: 

  • Honorary Witness Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, City of Vancouver 
  • Rev. Mary Fontaine, Hummingbird Ministries 
  • Honorary Witness David Wong, Architect, Community Activist and Writer 
  • Doug White, Director, Centre for Preā€Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation, Vancouver Island University 
  • Jody Wilson-Raybould, Regional Chief, B.C. Assembly of First Nations 
  • Linda Morris, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Member and Community Engagement, Vancity
  • Honourary Witness Robbie Waisman 
Seating is limited! Click here to find out more and to register.

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors for Creating a New Way Forward: Release of the TRC Findings and Recommendations: 

Many more events are scheduled in Ottawa between May 31 and June 3, 2015.  For more information on the TRC Closing Events, click here.

Reconciliation Canada's Karen Joseph and Chris Little featured participants of Minerva Foundation's Women Leading the Way™ program

Find out more about how Reconciliation Canada started and the role the Minerva Foundation played in helping Karen Joseph and Chris Little to realize Chief Robert Joseph's dream of a new way forward. Click here.

Help us move forward with our 2015 initiatives

Reconciliation Canada has many national initiatives and dialogue workshops planned for 2015. 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). 

Some of our 2015 initiatives include:

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