Support for 2021 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events

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  • The new Federal Statutory Holiday - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR), to be observed on September 30, 2021is in response to the 80th call to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.


    Using a collaborative approach across the region, through the Waterloo Region Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAPWG), the observance of the NDTR will be approached as an opportunity to see meaningful relationships enhanced between settlers and Indigenous people, and to uphold our commitments made to respond to the calls to action of the TRC.


    Towards that end, Kitchener Council recently approved the plans to commemorate NDTR, led by the office of Equity, Anti-racism and Indigenous Initiatives at the City, in collaboration with internal stakeholders and regional municipal partners.


    In addition to suspending rental-related fees associated with the use of City spaces for Indigenous cultural and ceremonial events, the City has set aside funding to underwrite and support Indigenous-led activities on the day. 


    We wanted to reach out to those in the planning stages of NDTR events to offer the possibility of supporting your organization with the resources available to us. This could be in the form of social media promotion, technical support, or help with offsetting some costs related to your event. 


    Please complete the questions below, and once submitted, you will be contacted by City of Kitchener staff to discuss your specific requests. 

    Application period has ended. 

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