Background

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established in 2008 and was tasked with documenting the history and impacts of the Canadian Indian residential school system on Indigenous students and their families. After conducting six years of study and hearing the stories of residential school survivors, the TRC released several reports of its findings and 94 “calls to action”. These calls to action now need to be heeded so that settlers can understand the true history of Canada and work to address the harm caused by the false narrative that most Canadians have believed.

Truth and Reconciliation Videos

Please join our Truth and Reconciliation Action Team

We are exploring ways to engage ourselves and our congregation with educational opportunities.
Please email us at reconciliation@vancouverunitarians.ca with your questions, ideas and suggestions.

Monthly Truth & Reconciliation Discussion Table

  • The Social Justice Team is hosting a discussion and information table on the first Sunday of each month. Please stop by to browse, discuss and share your thoughts about what Truth & Reconciliation means to you.
    At this table you will find:
  • – Events at UCV and in the community related to reconciliation
    – Books and DVDs that can be checked out
    – Binders containing articles and historical document summaries
    – People to converse with!

What can you do?

Read a book, watch a documentary, attend an event, take a course, join a discussion group.

To get started, click on “T&R Events in the community” and “T&R Resources” below.

T&R Events in the community

T&R Resources