The Government of Canada recently passed legislation declaring September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The Municipality of North Grenville is committed to a meaningful reconciliation process, which will include engagement of the Indigenous community to better understand the actions that need to be taken. As a first step, all Staff and members of Council have taken part in Indigenous Awareness Training. This training will be a part of the onboarding process for new staff and Councillors.
The Municipality, in partnership with advisory firm First Peoples Group and community partners, is currently creating a reconciliation framework and land acknowledgement. The process includes assessing current policies, procedures, and strategic documents through a reconciliation lens.