Aligning the Truth and Reconciliation call to actions with our work
In June 2021, the federal government voted to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday, as a direct response to Call to Action 80 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The City will be closed on September 30. Staff may take time to deepen their understanding of the intergenerational trauma caused by Residential Schools and how they can advance Reconciliation in their communities.
A day of remembrance
To honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in 2022, Mayor Kennedy Stewart issued a Proclamation on behalf of the City of Vancouver, declaring September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Our Healthy City Strategy includes goals to promote safety, inclusion, and connections between communities and individuals with reconciliation as an integral focus
We support early learning and care, including child care, related grants, and support programs
Our Social Policy Capital Grants are awarded to Indigenous organizations for improved service delivery and on a range of issues, including cultural competency training, healing and wellness, and youth programming
Our sports partnerships and grants will be available to support Indigenous sporting events in Vancouver