This Canada Day, we will pause to reflect on our beautiful country and our fellow Canadians.
We hope that you will join us in not only celebrating the parts of being Canadian that bring us tremendous pride but also in doing the hard work of confronting our troubling history and present-day challenges.
In support of this desire to reflect on Canada’s history and learn more about the impact of colonialism, racism, and genocide, please see the list of resources below:
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports: nctr.ca/records/reports/
- Indigenous Canada Online Course from the University of Alberta: ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html
- The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund https://downiewenjack.ca
- A Reading List to Learn About Colonialism & Racism In Canada: bookriot.com/cancelcanadaday-reading-list
- Anti-Islamophobia Resources: islamophobia-is.com/resources/
Meaningful change can not occur without a clear understanding of our history as well as careful scrutiny of present circumstances. It is our hope that this collective examination and acknowledgment will lead to much-needed truth and reconciliation.
We encourage you to acknowledge Canada Day in your own way, towards a better future for all Canadians.