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YOUTH NAVIGATE THE TRUTH & RECONCILIATION CALLS TO ACTION

425+

YOUTH PARTICIPANTS REACHED

4

CITIES ACROSS CANADA

10+ 

HIGH SCHOOLS

Funded in part by

Canadian Heritage

This project is working towards:

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Mobilizing youth to take action to further reconciliation in Canada

Youth Navigate the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action raises awareness & promotes engagement of Canadian youth on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, its 94 Calls to Action, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples  

Through empathy-based and experiential learning, this initiative brings to life a deeper understanding of reconciliation and how youth can be agents of change in their communities and beyond

"All Canadian children and youth deserve to know Canada's honest history, including what happened in the residential schools, and to appreciate the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous nations, which continue to make such a strong contribution to Canada, including our very name and collective identity as a country.  For Canadians from all walks of life, reconciliation offers a new way of living together."

- TRC Final Report, Volume 6

Learn

Participants, ages 15-18, took part in three workshops, running from January to March 2019, to build their understanding of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.  The goal of these workshops is to promote critical thinking, thoughtful dialogue, and youth engagement

Engage

After the workshops, youth reflect on what they have learned as they navigate a simulation activity.  Using cooperation, negotiation, reasoning, participants practice empathy-based learning skills to respond to the challenge

Take Action

To mark the readiness of youth to influence positive change, participants create a final project that demonstrates how they plan to work toward strengthening the process of reconciliation in Canada.  Participants are invited to attend a one-day symposium in March 2019 to showcase what they have learned, hear from inspiring speakers, and engage in dialogue with their peers and the public

Resources & Further Learning