Truth & Reconciliation

Please take this opportunity to reflect on the ways that systemic racism and cultural genocide continue to harm Indigenous Peoples across the country. Most importantly we must all commit to learn, unlearn and undertaking specific actions to reduce harm and build a safe environment in which Indigenous communities may thrive.
Below are some links for more information about Truth and reconciliation and two calls section #93 and 94 for you to familiarize yourselves. We encourage CCR members to familiarize themselves with both calls on Indigenous Peoples (94 calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation commission and 231 Calls to Justice by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls) and implement those that refer directly to newcomers and directions to civil society.
93. We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with the national Aboriginal organizations, to revise the information kit for newcomers to Canada and its citizenship test to reflect a more inclusive history of the diverse Aboriginal peoples of Canada, including information about the Treaties and the history of residential schools.
94. We call upon the Government of Canada to replace the Oath of Citizenship with the following: I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada including Treaties with Indigenous Peoples, and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen.
Please see below a video and article on work being done by CCVT on our journey and commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.

CCVT research Re-imagining refugee integration:

Learning from local Indigenous teachings reflection (Duration: Approximately 2hours)

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by Dr. Tim Leduc, Dr. Chizuru Nobe Ghelani and Mbalu Lumor

Refuge: The Politics of Allyship with Indigenous Peoples in the Canadian Refugee-Serving Sector


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