Vital Priorities

Strengthening Relationships with Indigenous Communities

Calgary Foundation supports strategies that strengthen relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, that are built on mutual respect and traditional knowledge.

Acknowledging the land is an important part of reconciliation. To create understanding, acknowledging the land on which we stand honours the authentic history of Turtle Island (Canada), its original people and the whole story of this land and this country.  Learn more by visiting our Land Acknowledgement page.

Looking for ways to become an ambassador of change and reconciliation? Consider taking part in the #Next150 challenge.

 


2017

Calgary Foundation welcomed a Director of Indigenous Relations to the leadership team

Indigenous culture is rooted in oral tradition and the Foundation shares in this practice through stories of impact, giving nature and work of the heart. We are very excited to have the support of our new Director to help guide our work internally and in the broader community.

2016

Calgary Foundation convened a circle of Indigenous advisors

In the spring of 2016, the Calgary Foundation convened a circle of Indigenous advisors to provide direction on the ways the Foundation could enhance their work toward reconciliation. It was determined that in order to have lasting impact on the broader community, this work needed to be weaved into the Foundation fabric.

2015

Vital Priorities are identified

Through multi-staged consultations and extensive analysis of research, five vital priorities were identified. One of these five priorities included strengthening relations with Indigenous populations

2015

Calgary Foundation celebrates 60th anniversary

This pivotal year for our organization prompted the reassessment of our priorities to add strategic focus, alignment and impact to our work.

2015

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada releases a final report

The TRC report outlines new opportunities for communities to begin a collective journey toward reconciliation with indigenous populations.

2008

94 calls to action are identified and presented in the final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

These calls to action provided a public platform, support and ceremony for survivors to tell their story.

2008

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)launched after Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued an apology to residential school survivors

The mandate of the TRC was to mobilize a truth telling movement for the survivors or residential schools, while increasing the knowledge and education of all Canadians on the dark history and policy of the residential school system.

2017

Calgary Foundation welcomed a Director of Indigenous Relations to the leadership team

Indigenous culture is rooted in oral tradition and the Foundation shares in this practice through stories of impact, giving nature and work of the heart. We are very excited to have the support of our new Director to help guide our work internally and in the broader community.

2016

Calgary Foundation convened a circle of Indigenous advisors

In the spring of 2016, the Calgary Foundation convened a circle of Indigenous advisors to provide direction on the ways the Foundation could enhance their work toward reconciliation. It was determined that in order to have lasting impact on the broader community, this work needed to be weaved into the Foundation fabric.

2015

Vital Priorities are identified

Through multi-staged consultations and extensive analysis of research, five vital priorities were identified. One of these five priorities included strengthening relations with Indigenous populations

2015

Calgary Foundation celebrates 60th anniversary

This pivotal year for our organization prompted the reassessment of our priorities to add strategic focus, alignment and impact to our work.

2015

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada releases a final report

The TRC report outlines new opportunities for communities to begin a collective journey toward reconciliation with indigenous populations.

2008

94 calls to action are identified and presented in the final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

These calls to action provided a public platform, support and ceremony for survivors to tell their story.

2008

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)launched after Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued an apology to residential school survivors

The mandate of the TRC was to mobilize a truth telling movement for the survivors or residential schools, while increasing the knowledge and education of all Canadians on the dark history and policy of the residential school system.