Indigenous Engagement and Reconciliation
By offering learning/unlearning and capacity-building opportunities for Award leadership, staff, volunteers, partners and young people that will increase understanding of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages, communities, histories, the impact of colonial actions, intergenerational trauma, and the role that we can play in walking the path of Reconciliation. (TRC Calls to Action, 57, 92iii and 62i).
- We commit to continue learning and educating our network of partners on the Treaties with Indigenous Peoples and acknowledging the land on which we operate.
Nationally and locally, based on equality, good faith, and mutual respect, to work collaboratively towards equitable, accessible, and culturally relevant and responsive services for Indigenous children, youth, and families (TRC Call to Action 66).
- We commit to continuing to build meaningful partnerships with Indigenous communities and ensure that our Award Framework serves all communities.
To utilize the Award Framework as a pro-social youth program that promotes successful civic reintegration and resilient skill building. By partnering with Justice-related programs we can bring our program to youth populations, giving them the opportunity to develop the skills they need to find success in life once released from custody. (TRC Call to Action 33 and 37)
- We commit to seeking opportunities to support Indigenous young people, through our partnerships with Justice related programs.
By dedicating it as an additional day in which we provide learning and training for staff and volunteers in our path to supporting the reconciliation process. By standing alongside Indigenous peoples we will honour survivors, their families and communities as well as publicly commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools in the journey to reconciliation. (TRC Call to Action 80)
- We commit to continuing to ensure our staff have learning opportunities to further their understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action