Building Partnerships Through Community Truths

On November 12, 2013 the City of Toronto in partnership with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released a proclamation declaring November 2013 to November 2014 the year of Truth and Reconciliation in the City of Toronto.

Following this assertion, a number of capacity building projects were lanched through the Service Development Investment Program (SDIP), to stengthen the capacity of Aboriginal organizations in the city.

In its bid to build and develop its agency under the SDIP program, the Toronto Aboriginal Services Council (TASSC), also sought to identify those most closely affected by the declaration of Truth and Reconciliation, to hear and share their stories.

  • We seek to provide all Toronto residents with the history of residential schools and their effects on Aboriginal people in Toronto.
  • We seek to determine what Truth and Reconciliation means to the larger Aboriginal Community in Toronto.
  • We seek to enable our communities to tell their stories about reconciliation which is an important
    step towards healing.
  • We seek to increase community engagement within the Toronto Aboriginal community and the Toronto community at large.

To begin this process, TASSC conducted three separate engagements in the community at selected member agencies, the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT), the Native Men’s Residence (Na-Me-Res) and Toronto Council Fire.


Reconciling Us Booklet  (PDF document - large file 10 MB)    (PDF document - small file 1.5 MB)

Contact us  by email if you would like a  hard copy of the booklet  info@tassc.ca

Discussion panels drawn during NCCT Reconciling Us Workshop (see PDF for larger copies)

Funded by the  Service Development Investment Program (SDIP) of the City of Toronto





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