TORONTO – All nine community foundations of the Golden Horseshoe region are coming together to help fund Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022. This year, the educational program produced by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) will feature an in-person gathering held in Mississauga for 5,000 high school students across the region. A portion of the foundations’ contribution will support this new aspect of the week’s programming.
“Community foundations are proud to support the next generation in transforming relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. The journey towards Truth and Reconciliation started with the TRC but there is still work to be done before we see parity for all those living from coast to coast to coast. Educating our youth is a crucial piece of this work,” said Glenn Gumulka, CEO of the Community Foundation of Mississauga.
The NCTR welcomes the financial contributions of the nine community foundations and is pleased to call them a partner in this initiative. The community foundations serve Brampton and Caledon, Burlington, Halton North, Mississauga, Durham Region, Hamilton, Niagara, Oakville, and Toronto.
“Advancing reconciliation would not be possible without the participation of our communities,” said Stephanie Scott, Executive Director of the NCTR. “Like the NCTR, community foundations are at the forefront of the movement towards a just and sustainable future for all. This future would not be possible without Reconciliation. This partnership represents a step in the long journey towards the future we all aspire to.”
Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022 will take place from September 26-30, 2022 and have both virtual and live in-person components for all grade levels. Educators from across the country are encouraged to register to participate virtually in the free program. Teachers in the Golden Horseshoe region will have the opportunity to apply to attend Gidinawendimin – We are all related, the in-person component of the program with their high school students on September 29, 2022 in Mississauga, ON. More information on registration is available at: https://nctr.ca/gidinawendimin/.
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