We are honoured to announce that on October 28, 2014, the City of Vancouver council unanimously passed a motion to support the City of Reconciliation framework.

The framework focusses on building cultural competency, strengthening relations and developing efficient decision-making within the City’s service provision, as well as strengthening ongoing relationships with Vancouver’s host First Nations, the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and urban Aboriginal community. The report also recommends that Council direct staff to develop a four-year work plan and report back with progress every two years.

The motion supports strengthening understanding and relationships with First Nations and Aboriginal peoples with the long term vision of an inclusive city that embraces all cultures and facilitates opportunities for communities to thrive in the City of Vancouver.

We are extremely proud of the City of Vancouver for demonstrating a long term commitment to reconciliation and building a new way forward.

You can read the full report here.