Alberta is taking meaningful steps toward stronger relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
Reconciliation is a journey of education and action to improve relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. It is ongoing and active, and it starts with acknowledging the truth about Canada’s residential school system and colonial origins.
Alberta’s government is committed to collaborating with Indigenous communities and walking the path toward reconciliation together. This work has already begun, and it will continue to be a priority for our province.
These are some notable actions we’ve taken recently.
Indigenous Reconciliation Initiative
The Indigenous Reconciliation Initiative provides grants to support cultural and economic opportunities for Indigenous communities in Alberta.
Residential school monument
We worked with Indigenous people to develop a monument and reconciliation garden on the Alberta Legislature grounds for the victims and survivors of Canada’s residential school system.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action set a path toward reconciliation by providing meaningful targets for governments, organizations and individuals.
We have made progress on more than 20 of the calls to action that relate to the province. This includes some of the initiatives listed below in the areas of education, justice, child welfare, health and more.
We are also pursuing reconciliation in many other ways aside from the calls to action. By listening to Indigenous Peoples and finding Indigenous-led solutions, we are helping affect meaningful change that will lead to a better future for all.
Looking for supports?
- Indian Residential Schools Hotline: 1-800-721-0066
- Supports for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
- 24-hour Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642
- Access to other services: 211
- Indigenous organizations and services directory