“As Canadians, we share a responsibility to look after each other and acknowledge the pain and suffering that our diverse societies have endured—a pain that has been handed down to the next generations. We need to right those wrongs, heal together, and create a new future that honours the unique gifts of our children and grandchildren.”

— Reconciliation Canada Elders

Capilano University is committed to that new future, and is working toward that goal through a variety of initiatives and activities, including our annual Truth and Reconciliation Week, which begins Monday, September 19 with a moment of reflection at 11 a.m.

This moment of reflection will be held on all our campuses to remember the survivors of residential schools and to provide space and time to reaffirm our commitment to righting the wrongs of the past, healing in the present, and building toward a better future.

Please join the campus community for a moment of reflection today, and take part in the many inspiring and thought-provoking events taking place this week. Write your thoughts on fabric squares that will be made into a campus blanket, attend a panel discussion with Tsleil-Waututh Nation Elders, take in a film screening, hear keynote speaker, Shelley Joseph, talk about A New Way Forward and more.

See what’s happening at Truth and Reconciliation Week 2016 and drop by the Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre.

Submitted by Communications & Marketing