The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario welcomes the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Final Report and Calls to Action. In response to the importance of educating Canadians about residential schools and eliminating educational gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians, ETFO will continue to support ETFO members in their journey of learning about and understanding their history of Canada and its relationship with the First Nations, Métis and Inuit, and the steps towards reconciliation. ETFO has two Truth & Reconciliation webinars for members on the residential schools and reconciliation. These webinars were streamed live in April 2016 for members and have been recorded for the learning of all.
TRC Webinar One: The Truth of Canada’s Legacy
This webinar provides an historical overview of the Indian Residential Schools in Canada and the impacts from this colonial system on First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples. Jane Hubbard from the Legacy of Hope Foundation was the keynote speaker.
TRC Webinar Two: Moving Forward into Reconciliation
This webinar provides information on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the Calls to Action and what Teachers and education workers can do to be a part of the reconciliation process. Charlene Bearhead of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation was the keynote speaker.