In 2013, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was first observed in Canada. Last year, the Parliament of Canada elevated this day to a federal statutory holiday to recognize the horrific legacy that Indigenous peoples endured in residential schools across Canada.
Since time immemorial, Mississauga has been home to diverse Indigenous groups and First Nations, including Mississauga's of the Credit First Nation, Anishinaabe Peoples, Huron-Wendat Peoples, Haudenosaunee Peoples, and Attinwonderonk Peoples. Today, Mississauga represents an urban Indigenous context and diverse communities where First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples live. Respectful and meaningful engagement within this urban context is an important dimension of our work and we encourage clients to ensure that their engagement plans take this broader context into their design and planning consideration.
DE Office Closure
In honour of reconciliation the office will be closed on September 30th for all staff to learn and engage with Indigenous issues and uplift the voices of Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Below are four (4) resources that we encourage you to explore.