Share your story on COVID’s impact on Education for Reconciliation

Winds of Change: Education for Reconciliation

KAIROS needs your help. We would love to hear your answers to the following questions to guide our plans to fully realize Education for Reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Call to Action 62. 

If you are able to please respond to the following (as a teacher, parent or student). We would love to hear from you! Please forward this to your network! 

Here are our questions:  

How has COVID and the shift to online education impacted the teaching/learning of Indigenous studies?  

Are there more hurdles or new opportunities?  

Please share a story. 

We are interested in elementary, secondary, and post secondary experiences.  

Since the release of the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action in 2015, KAIROS has graded progress on Call 62.i*, producing report cards on each province and territory in 2015 and 2018. 

KAIROS agrees with the TRC that education is the key to reconciliation. Without a shared understanding of how our collective past has brought us to where we are today, we will not be able to walk together into a better future. 

Education means not only learning a history that many are never taught but, for non-Indigenous people, unlearning attitudes and behaviours that contribute to intolerance and racism. 

We look forward to hearing from you! Please respond to Cheryl McNamara at by March 15.  

*We call upon the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, in consultation and collaboration with Survivors, Aboriginal peoples, and educators, to: i. Make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students.  

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