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Reconciliation is Complex…

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Reconciliation is a complex topic as there are several forms of reconciliation, depending on what needs to be reconciled. This is evident by the 94 Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada (2015), which highlights areas for reconciliation in several areas including (but not limited to), child welfare, education, language and culture, health, justice, government, churches, youth, museums, media, sports and business.

Reconciliation can mean different things to different people, depending on personal lived experiences and family histories. In the Engage for Change talking circles, we begin by asking “what does reconciliation mean to you?” In every circle, each individual has shared a different meaning to reconciliation, based on their own experiences and perceptions of what reconciliation is to them. Today, ask yourself… What does reconciliation mean to you?