September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
The VRCA office will remain open to meet the needs of our members, most of whom will remain open. To honour the intention of the day, the Association is hosting a team awareness event, and encourages the construction community to also partake in a complimentary webinar hosted by Results Unleashed: Truth, Reconciliation, and Our Way Forward.
In lieu of purchasing orange t-shirts, VRCA will be donating $25 for each staff member to support Reconciliation Canada, an active organization that provides programs and initiatives to inspire positive change in communities throughout Canada.
Their current programs and initiatives include:
- Reconciliation Dialogue Sessions and Action Plans
- Economic Reconciliation Action Plans
- Reconciliation-Based Leadership Training & Core Competencies Assessments
- Public Awareness and Education
To contribute and make a donation, please click here.
The VRCA team will wear their own orange shirts at the office to raise awareness of the tragic legacy of residential schools, and to honour the thousands of Survivors.