National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Today we honour the resilience, dignity and strength of survivors and intergenerational survivors of the Residential School system and share the memory of the children who never came home. DMCL recognizes that reconciliation is an ongoing process that does not end on October 1, and as such we encourage our staff and clients to continuously reflect, listen, learn and engage with the history of residential schools in Canada so that they may be a part of the reconciliation process.
We acknowledge that DMCL operates on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam and Lkwungen peoples, and the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations. We thank them for graciously allowing us to operate on their territory, and are committed to learning more about the past and current transgressions against them, recognizing the harm that has been inflicted, atoning for the cause, and changing our behaviour.
Visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, where you can find memorials, events and learning resources on how you can help further reconciliation.
Photo: John Woods/The Canadian Press