August 28, 2015

Welcoming Corinne McCrimmon

We are pleased to welcome Corinne McCrimmon to the Reconciliation Canada team! Corrine is joining us as the Executive Assistant to Karen Joseph. Corinne is a mother of a 14 year old daughter and a proud Musgamagw Tsawataineuk descendant from the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation. After working several years in the Federal Government, and having recently graduated from the Aboriginal Healthcare and Community Administration Program at University of British Columbia, Corinne made a commitment to give back to Aboriginal peoples. Corinne is truly humbled and honored to be Karen's Executive Assistant and part of the Reconciliation Canada team, and looks forward to further contributing to their mission and success. We are excited to have Corinne on board and look forward to adding her unique skill set to the Reconciliation Canada team!

Community Action Toolkits - Take Action on Reconciliation

Reconciliation is an ongoing journey and it will take a collective effort to build a new way forward. We invite you to contribute to this important conversation and help spread the word throughout your circles. Be it your family, friends, colleagues or classmates. 

The Community Action Toolkit is a collection of resources intended to provide you with some guidelines and ideas on how to start the reconciliation conversation within your own circles of influence.

A call-to-action for post-secondary students, student unions, associations and clubs. Click here to find out more.

An opportunity to gather friends, family, neighbours and/colleagues to join the dialogue on reconciliation. Click here to find out more. 

A ‘how to’ guide for senior high school students to action reconciliation within their schools, families and social networks. Click here to find out more.

Ideas, inspiration and tips for planning your own reconciliation event. Click here to find out more.

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 - A New Way Forward Society is an Aboriginal-led, culturally diverse, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

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

Have you Pledged to Read yet?

The North Vancouver District Public Library (NVDPL) is encouraging people to read the TRC's executive report and the 94 Calls to Action in their Pledge to Read program. NVDPL invites all who have pledged to attend an evening in honour of the Community Commitment to Truth, Healing and Reconciliation at the Lynn Valley Library on September 10 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The evening will begin with an opening welcome and prayer led by a Squamish Elder, followed by a speech from Reconciliation Canada staff member, Shelley Joseph. All are invited to attend and be part of a national journey for healing and reconciliation. 

Click here to pledge to read

FNESC Teacher Resource Guide

Congratulations to the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) for the launched the Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Curriculum! FNESC has created age-appropriate B.C. Teacher Resource Guides to be used a framework for educating students on residential school experiences and reconciliation efforts. Relevant children's literature, authentic archival materials and video resources compliment the Teacher Resource Guides. Reconciliation Canada was honored to be invited to the August 17 resource launch that gathered a diversity of individuals who recognized the potential of the resources to provide a deeper understanding of the history and legacy of residential schools. 

Click here to view downloadable resources.

Video by Inspirit Foundation:

 Walk for Reconciliation in Ottawa

Click here to watch Inspirit Foundation's video that highlights the Walk for Reconciliation on May 31 in Ottawa. Thousands of people gathered to further reconciliation through honouring the survivors of the Indian Residential School System. Youth are becoming a focal point in the movement for reconciliation by challenging Canadians to build a deeper understanding of the shared history between Aboriginals and all Canadians, and acknowledge our collective role in overcoming this history. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event!

Chief Joseph and Reconciliation Canada's Story in Chinese

Have you ever tried to tell your Chinese-speaking friends and family about Reconciliation Canada? Click here to read the personal story of Chief Dr. Robert Joseph's personal journey of reconciliation and the work he is doing as Reconciliation Canada's Ambassador. We would like to express our humble gratitude to the Vision Times for contributing to reconciliation by sharing this detailed article on Chief Dr. Robert Joseph's journey.

Every Child Matters Day

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day- Every Child Matters Day. This is an annual day devoted to honoring survivors of the Indian Residential School System and remembering the children who did not return. Native Northwest sell culturally inspired, orange shirts for $15 each, with all the proceeds going to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. 

Click here to find out more

Click here to read Joan Sorely's 2014 experience of Orange Shirt Day 

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