Government Commitments: Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

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May 30, 2024

Toll-free Racist Incident Helpline ready to provide support

NationTalk: VICTORIA – People in B.C. who witness or experience a racist incident can now call a new helpline to receive trauma-informed, culturally appropriate support in more than 240 languages. The Racist Incident Helpline is a toll-free, accessible service established in partnership with United Way BC 211. The helpline was created for people who have been...

April 11, 2024

B.C. tables anti-racism legislation, promises to hold public bodies accountable

The Globe and Mail: The Canadian Press – The British Columbia government tabled legislation Thursday that’s designed to hold public bodies accountable for addressing systemic racism in policy and programs, the province’s attorney general said. Niki Sharma said the proposed law would cover provincial ministries, agencies, health-care and social service providers, and require the development...

January 18, 2024

Empowering and supporting communities

NationTalk: Alberta’s government has launched two new grant programs to support community-driven diversity, inclusivity and anti-racism initiatives. In December 2023, the government separated the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Grant program into two new programs, an Ethnocultural Grant program and an Anti-Racism Grant program. The separation follows advice from the Alberta Anti-Racism Advisory Council and will better...

October 31, 2023

$300K safety pilot program based on Bear Clan Patrol coming to downtown Whitehorse

The Whitehorse Emergency Shelter on Alexander street. (File) Photo: Sara Connors/APTN News  APTN News: Yukon government is investing around $300,000 into a new mobile safety pilot project for Whitehorse’s downtown core. The pilot, which will be operated by the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN), aims to address downtown safety concerns after a popular bakery announced...

September 13, 2023

Government of Canada honours Indigenous soldiers in the Netherlands

NationTalk: Veterans Affairs Canada – The full story of Canada’s long military history includes many contributions from First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. They sacrificed so much to safeguard our peace and freedom—we owe it to them to ensure they get the recognition they deserve. Earlier this year, a group of Canadian, Indigenous and Dutch...

September 11, 2023

City apologizes to former B.C. councillor for the systemic racism that led to her resignation

Hlox-Majagalee (Jessica McCallum-Miller) resigned from Terrace city council in 2021 CBC News A small city in B.C.’s northwest has apologized for the effects of systemic racism on former city councillor Hlox-Majagalee, whose English name is Jessica McCallum-Miller. She resigned from her position on Terrace city council in 2021, saying that racism and sexism were negatively affecting her ability...

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