Last year, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies formally apologized on behalf of the sector to Indigenous peoples for Child Welfare’s role in the 60’s scoop and for the ongoing over representation of Indigenous children in care. Coming out of that apology are nine commitments for change, including reducing the number of Indigenous children in care, implementing mandatory Indigenous training for staff and more. On June 26th we’ll be taking another step on our Reconciliation journey by holding an Indigenous Community Talking Circle in partnership with the National Indigenous Peoples Day Committee. With the help of a facilitator, we’ll be viewing, then discussing, a film about the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies’ apology and the commitments Child Welfare has made. All Indigenous people are invited to attend this reconciliation event. Food will be served.
Indigenous Community Talking Circle
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library
85 MacCauley Street, Kingston
6:30 - 9:00 pm