What you need to know
The City of Vancouver’s formal work on Reconciliation began in June 2013 when we declared the Year of Reconciliation in Vancouver, from June 2013 to June 2014. We adopted the Framework for City of Reconciliation PDF file (150 KB) in July 2014.
Since then, we have created new policies to support Reconciliation efforts, and continue to explore ways to work closely with the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and urban Indigenous peoples living in Vancouver.
Examples of actions we are working on
- Continue to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action that are within our jurisdiction
- Implement all articles contained within the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) that are within our jurisdiction through the UNDRIP Task Force
- Develop a report to identify how our work aligns with the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Calls for Justice, and the Red Women Rising recommendations
- Implement Phase 2 actions PDF file (263 KB) of the Women’s Gender Equity Strategy PDF file (5.4 MB), including planning and developing safe and affordable housing options that prioritize Indigenous women-led families, LGBTQIA2S+, and gender diverse peoples and their families
- Implement the Equity Framework PDF file (516 KB), which supports the City’s ongoing work toward coming into right relations with Indigenous people and communities
- Continue our work on anti-racism and cultural redress
- Continue to build on our commitments to Reconciliation and equity under Culture|Shift, Vancouver’s Culture Plan for 2020-2029
- Continue to strengthen our relationship with the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council External website, opens in new tab (MVAEC) and other urban Indigenous organizations and community groups to offer culturally appropriate services to urban Indigenous peoples living in Vancouver
- Advance the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation’s Reconciliation work
- Continue with the Vancouver Public Library’s work External website, opens in new tab to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action