The Foundation signs the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord.
In September, The Winnipeg Foundation officially signed on as a partner of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord, at a ceremony hosted by the City of Winnipeg. The Foundation became a partner of the Accord in 2020, but the official signing was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Accord, adopted by the City of Winnipeg in 2017, is a living document to guide our shared commitment to the journey of reconciliation in Winnipeg.
Partners to the Accord must set goals related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and report on their progress annually. The Foundation’s first partner report was included in Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord Partner Goals and Progress Report released in June 2021.
In the Indigenous Accord, The Foundation writes:
We recognize this time in our national history calls on each one of us to respond to and support healing and reconciliation. The Winnipeg Foundation (TWF) is honoured to sign on as an official partner to the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord demonstrating our organizational commitment to truth and reconciliation. Our vision is of ‘a Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all’ and we will continue to support the equitable place of Indigenous voices and culture within our community.
The Calls to Action which The Foundation is currently working to address are: 1, 21, 53, 63, 66, 83, 92. See more in Calls to Action in Action below.
The Winnipeg Foundation identified truth and reconciliation as a priority in its 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, and signing the Indigenous Accord was one of our goals.
For more information about Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord, including the Partner Goals and Progress Report, visit winnipeg.ca/indigenous/wia/
Calls to Action in Action
Here are some of the Calls to Action The Winnipeg Foundation is currently working to address:
Call to Action #21
We call upon the federal government to provide sustainable funding for existing and new Aboriginal healing centres to address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual harms caused by residential schools, and to ensure that the funding of healing centres in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories is a priority.
Call to Action #66
We call upon the federal government to establish multi-year funding for community-based youth organizations to deliver programs on reconciliation, and establish a national network to share information and best practices.
Call to Action #83
We call upon the Canada Council for the Arts to establish, as a funding priority, a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.
This story is featured in the Fall 2021 issue of our Working Together magazine. Download or view the full issue on our Publications page.