Reconciliation Canada emphasizes the importance of stories in helping us to understand our shared histories. The individuals below have taken significant steps towards building more resilient and sustainable communities. We hope that by celebrating and sharing these stories, we can inspire you to take action in your own communities.
Beau Dick, Northwest Coast Native Artist
Zachary Mullin, Grade 6 Student, Queen Elizabeth Elementary
Lisa Upton – Principal, Norgate Community School, Xwemelch’stn
Sarah Goodman – Founder and CEO, Treetop Strategy/ Former Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Tides Canada
Jennette Stark – St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church Presbytery Representative
Linda Morris – Senior Vice President, Business Development, Member and Community Engagement at Vancity (Vancouver City Savings Credit Union)
Tara Ney – Municipal Councillor in Oak Bay & Associate Professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Public Administration
Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning – Former Executive Director, World Sikh Organization of Canada, Project Manager of “Through Our Eyes”
Arlene Strom, Vice President, Sustainability and Communications at Suncor Energy Inc.
Mark Winston – Former Academic Director, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Fellow, Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue
Lillian Howard, Co-Chair, Urban Aboriginal Peoples Advisory Committee
Andrea Reimer – Councillor, City of Vancouver