We have reached a pivotal moment in our shared history. 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. The activities in 2017 provide a unique opportunity for reflection and an opportunity to build new relationships that contribute to our collective well-being.Through Reconciliation in Action: A National Engagement Strategy, Reconciliation Canada will examine and document perceptions, actions and aspirations of Canadians in relation to reconciliation. This narrative will recognize our common history, highlight current achievements and create a vision for the next 150 years.

Reconciliation in Action: A National Engagement Strategy is a Canada 150 Signature Project.

This project includes several initiatives planned across Canada through 2016 and 2017 to engage diverse individuals, groups and organizations in the reconciliation process.


National Reconciliation Gatherings

National Reconciliation Gatherings are regional events that bring together community leaders from diverse backgrounds to discuss the active implementation of reconciliation in their region.

Learn more about National Reconciliation Gatherings here.

A National Narrative on Reconciliation Online Engagement and Back Pocket Reconciliation Action Plans

Over social media and our website, Reconciliation Canada will provide a venue to explore values, beliefs and aspirations in order to capture the current public opinion and understanding on reconciliation.

The Back Pocket Reconciliation Action Plan will contribute to the national narrative on reconciliation by illustrating the ways that Canadians are taking action. By sharing your Back Pocket Reconciliation Action Plan, you are inspiring others to think about reconciliation and to create their own plans.

Learn more about Back Pocket Reconciliation Action Plans here.

National Gathering of Spiritual Leaders and Youth

Reconciliation Canada will gather spiritual leaders, elders and youth to reflect on and learn from the traditional teachings of diverse faiths and cultural backgrounds.

A National Narrative on Reconciliation – Final Report

Reconciliation Canada will conduct a national representative public opinion survey of Canadians and of Indigenous peoples, to examine their perspectives, attitudes and beliefs on reconciliation. A National Narrative on Reconciliation Report will present these findings as a narrative on reconciliation in the current climate of reconciliation in Canada between Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.


National Thought Table on Reconciliation

The Thought Table on Reconciliation is a televised roundtable discussion among select thought-leaders and change-makers. Drawing upon the initiatives above, the discussion will provide an evaluation of what reconciliation looks like in the Canadian multicultural context.

Learn more here.

Reconciliation Events

Reconciliation Canada will host the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver on September 24, 2017.

Reconciliation in Action: A National Engagement Strategy,
a Canada 150 Signature Project, is funded in part by the Government of Canada

Réconciliation en action : une stratégie d’engagement nationale
est un projet de premier plan de Canada 150. Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.