“The road we travel is equal in importance to the destination we seek. There are no shortcuts when it comes to Truth and Reconciliation, we are forced to go the distance.”
Justice Murray Sinclair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
On September 30, 2021, we as a country, and as a vast and diverse collective of peoples, observed the First National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, honouring the Indigenous peoples and communities that have inhabited these lands since time immemorial.
For many, the truth of Canada’s historical treatment of Indigenous peoples is painfully known, and felt, and healing is a lifetime process. For some, we are just learning the painful truth of Canada’s history, of residential schools, and the unjust, horrific policies and practices of our early governments and institutions.
As engagement practitioners, we may take different roles in the Truth and Reconciliation journey. We may be teachers and leaders along this path, or students; we may be long time allies and family, or new neighbours – all striving to make a difference.
IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter offers this space here for all – to share, to learn, and to advance Truth and Reconciliation within our engagement practices and communities.
To begin, two of our IAP2 members have kindly shared resources from their first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
We welcome continued sharing!
If you would like to share your ideas, words, art, experiences, training, books, events, documentaries, podcasts or other resources, please connect with us at email@example.com.
Looking for ways to support young people on their reconciliation journeys?
Here is a resource submitted by
Anne Harding, CP3, Owner Forum Community Relations.
Thank you to Anne for sharing.
AHS has been commemorating Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30 for many years as a way of recognizing the history and truthful impacts of residential schools in Alberta.
Click here to view the resources offered by AHS to support staff, patients and volunteers in their journey.
Thank you to Janine Sakatch, Executive Director, Community Engagement & External Relations, for sharing these.
We have lots of space on this page to include resources from our members.
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