Vancouver was designated a City of Reconciliation when the Reconciliation Framework PDF file (150 KB) was adopted by Council on July 8, 2014.
Vancouver’s Reconciliation efforts to date are based on our commitment to working towards Reconciliation with xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation), sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation), and urban Indigenous communities.
Our Reconciliation goals are to establish and maintain mutually respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the city and to respect the rights of the local First Nations and urban Indigenous peoples. Despite the progress made to date, we know we have much more work to do and we recognize that Reconciliation is an ongoing process, not a destination.
- February 14 - Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside honouring the lives of missing and murdered women
- May 5 - National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and LGBTQIA2S+ Peoples
- June - National Indigenous History Month
- June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day
- August 9 - International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
- September 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day
- November 7 - International Inuit Day
- November 8 - National Indigenous Veterans Day
- City of Reconciliation update 2021 PDF file (528 KB)
- City of Reconciliation update 2020 PDF file (440 KB)
- City of Reconciliation update 2019 PDF file (694 KB)
- City of Reconciliation staff report 2017 PDF file (340 KB)
- City of Reconciliation staff report 2016 PDF file (143 KB)
- Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action 2016 PDF file (204 KB)