Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord welcomes new partners in commitment to the Journey of Reconciliation
Winnipeg, MB – Today, 39 additional local organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals joined the City of Winnipeg and the other 161 signatories in their commitment to the ongoing Journey of Reconciliation in Winnipeg by formally becoming partners of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord at a signing ceremony held at City Hall. Today’s signatories bring the total number of Accord partners to 200 and demonstrates a strong community commitment to Winnipeg’s Journey of Reconciliation.
“The recent discoveries of unmarked graves at multiple residential school sites across Canada has invoked a tremendous amount of pain and trauma,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “The Journey of Reconciliation we are all on requires acknowledgement of these devastating wrongs and continued support of the healing process for Indigenous communities. And so, it is heartening and encouraging to see nearly 40 new signatories formally join the City and our community partners by signing onto the Indigenous Accord. I want to thank each of those individuals and organizations that signed on today.”
The Accord guides our shared commitment to the Journey of Reconciliation, and is rooted in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) 94 Calls to Action and is guided by the commitments and principles contained in the Accord.
As a living document, the Accord is an ongoing responsibility accepted by signatories, who through becoming partners to the Accord agree to report the success of their commitment to reconciliation and their future goals on an annual basis.
Collaboration with other organizations and groups, across sectors, and with Indigenous organizations, governments, and individuals is essential to the ongoing Journey of Reconciliation in Winnipeg to make our city a better place to live based on mutual respect, equal opportunity, and hope.
The City accepts partner applications throughout the year. To view the Accord and submit your request to become a partner, please visit winnipeg.ca/indigenousaccord.
The new partners who signed onto Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord today include:
- Association for Manitoba Archives
- Association of Fundraising Professionals, Manitoba Chapter
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg
- Career Trek
- Continental Travel Group
- Cushman & Wakefield | Stevenson
- Education Canada Group – Robertson College
- Enabling Access Inc.
- Futurpreneur Canada
- Green Action Centre Inc.
- High Tea Bakery
- Indigeno Travel
- International College of Manitoba
- Ka Ni Kanichihk
- KPMG LLP
- Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg Inc.
- Little Bluestem Landscape Architecture + Design
- Manitoba Construction Sector Council
- Momenta Inc.
- Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network
- Mother Earth Recycling
- North Point Douglas Women’s Centre
- Ogniwo Polish Museum
- Prairie Theatre Exchange
- Red River Lacrosse Association
- Sara Riel inc.
- Share the Gifts – Honour the Treaties
- Southeast Collegiate
- St. Boniface Street Links
- Summit Search Group
- The Winnipeg Foundation
- The WRENCH Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub
- U Multicultural
- Urban Systems Ltd.
- Vincent Massey Collegiate
- WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162
- Winnipeg Free Press