Reconciliation

Nine Indigenous and Community Leaders Share Why We Need to Take Action on MMIWG

In our previous Week Without Violence blog post , we talked about the complex issue of violence against Indigenous women and girls, and how...

MMIWG - From Truth to Action

Each year during the third week of October, people in more than 90 countries around the world mark YWCA Week Without Violence, a week-long series of...

Reconciliation - How and Where to Start?

Reconciliation begins with every one of us. As settlers on these unceded lands, we have a duty to pursue truth and reconciliation. How? There are...

Let’s Talk About Canada Day

As an immigrant, I’ve always loved to celebrate Canada Day. Since moving here, every July 1st I’ve worn red, attended a community event or parade and...

Observing National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day , an official recognition of First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities in Canada. In 1996, the...

Four Sacred Indigenous Plants

This is a guest blog written by Wanda Pelletier, a Cree woman from the Cowessess First Nation #73 in Saskatchewan and the FASD Key Worker Program...

Why Do We Do Land Acknowledgements?

If you live in Vancouver, you’ve probably heard this statement read at the beginning of a ceremony, lecture or event you’ve attended: “I would like...