National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Habitat for Humanity Canada remains steadfast in our support for finding and telling the truth and recognizes the urgent need to follow the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to redress the impacts of Residential Schools and advance the process of reconciliation in Canada. In honour of the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Habitat Canada will be using our digital platforms from September 24 to 30 to amplify the voices of Indigenous-led organizations dedicated to the process of truth and reconciliation through education, dialogue and action, because every child matters.

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

With twenty-five years of experience in providing emotional and cultural support to Indian Residential School Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors, the Indian Residential School Survivors Society not only has offices throughout BC, but also operates a Canada-wide crisis help line (1-800-721-0066) and offers educational workshops on the history and impacts of Indian Residential Schools.

Reconciliation Canada

Through the development of meaningful partnerships and community initiatives, Reconciliation Canada has been a catalyst for change since 2012 — working to build and revitalize relationships between Indigenous Peoples and all Canadians with education, dialogue and community engagement.

Canadian Roots Exchange

Through community-focused gatherings, workshops, and leadership training programs, Canadian Roots Exchange brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth who believe in fostering understanding and reconciliation through education and dialogue.

Legacy of Hope Foundation

For over 21 years, the Legacy of Hope Foundation has worked to educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential and Day School System and Sixties Scoop on Indigenous Survivors, their descendants, and communities. With the history of residual trauma and its links to current social and economic issues, along with the contributions and diversity of Indigenous Nations and cultures, rarely being taught in schools, there is an urgent need for more public education.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is a place of learning and dialogue that continues the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. From September 27 to October 1, the NCTR is hosting the Truth and Reconciliation Week, a 5-day national event with important conversations, including the truths of the Indigenous treaties, First Nation, Métis and Inuit land claims, and the residential schools system.

CHRA Indigenous Caucus

With Indigenous housing and homelessness service providers across the country facing a number of challenges, CHRA Indigenous Caucus is dedicated to developing and providing Indigenous-focused policy advice and strategy on housing and homelessness. Learn more about their "For Indigenous, By Indigenous" strategy: www.forindigenousbyindigenous.ca


Indigenous Housing Partnership: Sadie’s story

Sadie and daughters Raeanne and Janna have spent the past few years living in her parents’ home on the Halalt First Nation Territory, in extremely tight quarters, with Sadie and Janna sharing a room.