Young people are the future of Reconciliation!
From the Yukon to Calgary to Saint John, Boys and Girls Clubs across the country are deeply engaged in Indigenous programs and in Indigenous culture.
Working with Indigenous youth in urban centres and rural communities, Clubs are taking a grassroots approach to Reconciliation, while at the national level a committee is working to create a comprehensive strategy to Indigenous programming.
“Each small step is a step on the path of Reconciliation,” says Owen Charters, President & CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.
In the spirit of Reconciliation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada will be taking part in Orange Shirt Day on September 30, 2019.
This day commemorates the thousands of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children who were removed from their homes at this time of the year and forced to attend residential schools.
An Orange Shirt Day t-shirt design was contest held by the Saskatoon Club for its kids. Congratulations to Gianna—her design will be featured on the official shirts worn by Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s national team! The design has also been shared with Clubs across Canada.
Her design is an important reminder that “Every Child Matters” and that everyone needs peace and love in their lives.
Leading up to September 30, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada will be sharing artwork drawn by Club children, inspired by the theme of this year’s Orange Shirt Day.
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