The CRRF joins with all Canadians to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act and to note with pride the progress that all Canadians have made in building a country that is rightly ranked as one of the best in the world.
We encourage Canadians to take time during the month of June to review the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and to choose, from the list of 94, one item that they can work towards over the next twelve months
The increase in the number of hate crimes recorded by Statistics Canada and the rise of intolerant speech in both the public square and the online environment challenges us to build bridges to our fellow Canadians rather than walls to separate us
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT)
This was a day-long exploration with local residents, community leaders, researchers and young people of the values, attitudes and beliefs — as well as the ongoing struggles and divides — that shape Yellowknife — and Canada.
Identity and belonging
Many Canadians would agree that unity, acceptance, and inclusiveness are important values. From your perspective, what evidence do you see of Yellowknife residents living these values? Where are we coming up short?
How can Canada – and Yellowknife– create communities that are more inclusive and accepting of diversity?
What actions can you take to implement reconciliation with Indigenous peoples into your personal life, workplace and community?
We respectfully acknowledge that this event took place on the traditional territories of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and North Slave Metis Alliance.
Planning for the future
What opportunities do you see for building a more inclusive community?
What are some of the ways in which we could be more inclusive of our diverse community over the next 10 years?
What are the needs today, and what needs to happen in the next 10 years in Yellowknife?