Four First Nations announce they have jointly entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Vancouver and the Resort Municipality of Whistler to begin the process of assessing the feasibility of hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games

Vancouver’s journey towards Reconciliation

Our Reconciliation journey formally began in 2013 with the Year of Reconciliation, followed by the Reconciliation Framework (150 KB) passed by City Council in 2014. The City acknowledges that our Reconciliation efforts should have begun earlier, and that there is still much work to do.

Before Reconciliation, there must first be truth. Every settler and newcomer to this territory has a responsibility to learn the truth of the history and ongoing impacts of colonialism and cultural genocide on Indigenous peoples and communities. We encourage everyone to use the resources on these webpages and other public sites to educate yourself and to take actions to advance Reconciliation.

Trutch Street renaming: Musqueamview Street

On September 30, 2022, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), gifted the City of Vancouver with a new name, Musqueamview Street, to replace Trutch Street.

The renaming of Trutch Street is a significant act of decolonization and an important step forward in our journey to Reconciliation. In 2021, Vancouver City Council passed a motion to rename Trutch Street because of racist policies against Indigenous people enacted by BC's first Lieutenant Governor, Joseph Trutch.

Next steps

  • Over the coming months, we will work closely with xʷməθkʷəy̓əm to determine when the new street name, Musqueamview Street, will take effect.
  • This work will include support and notification for local residents and businesses regarding steps they will need to take to change their address, and the installation of new Musqueamview Street signage.
  • If you are a current resident of Trutch Street, please wait for further instruction. Do not change your address just yet.

More information will be made available online and through direct communication to local residents of present day Trutch Street.

Temporary residential school memorial at Robson Square

A memorial was installed after the confirmation of the remains of 215 children who were students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.

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