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WHAT IS RECONCILIATION?

So you’ve been hearing a lot about Reconciliation, but don’t really know what it’s about. You’ve come to the right place. ConnectR is an online tool created to inspire Reconciliation in Canada.

While Reconciliation will mean something different to everyone, we believe Reconciliation is about Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians working together to create a new, shared future based on:

  • a shared understanding of Canada’s history,
  • authentic relationships,
  • strong, thriving cultures, and
  • social and economic systems that represent us all.

You can read more about that vision here.

THE TRUTH & RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

An important part of Reconciliation is understanding its origins in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The TRC’s mandate was to inform all Canadians about what happened in Indian Residential Schools by documenting the truth of survivors, families, communities and anyone personally affected by the Residential School experience.

The Commission developed 94 Calls to Action—not recommendations, but actions we must take to help repair the harm caused by residential schools and move forward with Reconciliation. Make it part of your journey to understand the TRC’s Final Report and Calls to Action.

View Report (PDF)

BE A CONNECTR

Reconciliation is about courageous conversations, listening and learning from one another, opening our hearts and creating a new Canada together. Getting there means all of us taking small steps together.

Reconciliation is a journey, so click on to take the challenge and become a ConnectR.