Truth and Reconciliation - Declaration and Call to Action by Canada's Philanthropic Organizations

May 28, 2015

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is holding its closing events from May 31 to June 3 in Ottawa. The TRC has spent six years hearing the truth about Canada's Indian Residential Schools and establishing a reconciliation process that will lead to better relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples of Canada.

Coinciding with these closing events, Canada's philanthropic organizations will be signing a Declaration of Reconciliation and Call to Action on June 1, to ensure that the TRC's work leads to positive steps forward. The Declaration and signing has been organized by the Inspirit Foundation.

Spokespersons will be available for interview, including:

Andrea Nemtin, President & CEO, Inspirit Foundation

Wanda Brascoupe Peters, Executive Director

The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada


Signing of Declaration and Call to Action


Canada's Philanthropic Organizations

Photo Op

Ceremony with TRC representatives

Declaration cultural object to be placed

in ceremonial bentwood box

Spokespersons including

Wanda Brascoupe Peters, Andrea Nemtin


Delta Hotel, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 5T9


June 1, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (Philanthropic organizations presentation 11:45 am to 12:00 pm)

About the Inspirit Foundation

The Inspirit Foundation is a national, grant-making organization that supports young people (aged 18 to 30) in building a more inclusive and pluralist Canada. One way we do this is by funding projects that foster engagement and exchange between young people of different spiritual, religious and secular backgrounds.

SOURCE Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada








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