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: šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmasəm

We are honoured to have been gifted the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmasəm (Musqueamview Street) name on September 30, 2022, from xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band). The work of this renaming project is an act of Reconciliation and it is important to us that we do this work in a good way, in collaboration with our partners from xʷməθkʷəy̓əm. 

Since the renaming ceremony, we have been working closely with xʷməθkʷəy̓əm on many elements of this project, including the street sign design, a shared story about how we talk about the colonial history of Joseph Trutch, and a date for when the new street name šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmasəm will take effect. 

This work will include:

  • Pronunciation support and notification for local residents and businesses regarding steps they will need to take to change their address
  • The installation of new street signage

If you are a current resident of Trutch Street, wait for further instruction, and do not change your address just yet. More information will be delivered to local residents and updated online as this work progresses.

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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