West Central Women’s Resource Centre is committed to being an active partner in reconciliation between settlers and Indigenous people. Hundreds of years of colonization and destructive policies such as residential schools, the Sixties Scoop, and the child welfare system have had – and continue to have – a devastating impact on our community.
We acknowledge the profound collective pain of the members of all Indigenous residential school survivors and their families across Turtle Island. This past year the remains of Indigenous children were found in mass graves on the grounds of Catholic Church residential schools across the country. It is part of an ongoing and unspeakable tragedy and yet another willful act of genocide of the Indigenous people of Turtle Island.
We stay committed to fighting for justice for stolen and missing children. This is not an isolated incident. This is not a problem of our past. The genocide has touched all communities across this stolen land and continues today.
We are moving towards reconciliation through our commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Calls for Justice. In July 2017, we declared every July as Reconciliation Month at the Centre. At which time, we committed to dedicating resources and taking action on that most directly impact our work.
Thanks to all our staff, board, mentors, and volunteers for their hard work and dedication to reconciliation.
We invite you to click below to read more about our commitments and our actions this past year.