The City of Vancouver was designated a City of Reconciliation when the framework was adopted by Council on July 8, 2014. The designation and commitment followed the Year of Reconciliation in Vancouver from June 2013 to June 2014.
The City of Reconciliation framework (149 KB) has three foundational components that further strengthen our services and ongoing relationships with the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, and urban aboriginal community:
Our long-term goals:
The 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action final report listed 94 recommendations to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.” Of those, 27 have been identified as actionable areas for the City.
The calls to action that align with our work can be summarized under the following three themes:
As a City of Reconciliation, we will:
Our next steps as we move forward in 2016 are:
Key steps we have taken: