This week, the City’s Community and Protective Services Committee (CPSC) approved a plan to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance reconciliation.
The plan outlines a Council Statement of Reconciliation and 14 initiatives, which include displaying Indigenous art, collaborating with Indigenous service providers on child care and family programs, providing cultural awareness training and increasing the number of Aboriginal people employed at the City.
More than 500 people, the majority of whom are from Aboriginal communities, contributed to the City’s plan. The approved plan builds on the work of the City’s Aboriginal Working Committee.
The Committee also approved five new directors to join Crime Prevention Ottawa’s board to serve on the board from 2018 to 2022. Congratulations to all of the successful applicants.
Items approved at this week’s Community and Protective Services Committee will go to City Council on Wednesday, February 28.