New dashboard details City of Edmonton’s reconciliation journey
March 27, 2024

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Alberta National Event, the City of Edmonton launched an interactive dashboard to share our progress toward addressing the TRC’s 94 calls to action.

The Truth and Reconciliation Dashboard outlines the City of Edmonton’s TRC Municipal Response Plan and the status of our efforts to address as many of the 94 calls to action as possible. To date, 39 calls to action have informed more than 90 commitments currently included in the plan.

“This work is evolving as we continue our reconciliation journey, which includes receiving feedback from Indigenous communities and partners,” said Salima Ebrahim, Chief of Staff and Corporate Lead for Reconciliation and Anti-racism, Office of the City Manager. “Finding ways to share our progress — no matter the status — is a priority for our teams.”

Over four days beginning March 27, 2014, Edmonton hosted the last in a series of TRC national events that saw Indigenous Peoples share their stories connected to Canada’s residential school system. After recording the experiences of survivors, families and communities, the commission released its final report with 94 calls to action to redress the harmful legacy of residential schools and advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

The original sharing of testimonies, as well as ongoing engagement with Indigenous community members, informs the TRC Municipal Response Plan, which is organized by four guiding pillars — awareness, addressing, resurgence and advocacy. 

For the calls to action outside of the City of Edmonton’s jurisdiction, the response plan aims to advance reconciliation by adapting them to a municipal context and through advocacy, which involves partnering with community members and other orders of government. The City’s Indigenous Framework, our guide to building strong and supportive relationships with Indigenous Peoples, provides the foundation to our approach to reconciliation.

“This is an intergenerational project, and we’re committed to continued action, continued relationships and continued dialogue as we find ways to advance our programs and services to better address the needs of local Indigenous communities,” said Jaimy Miller, Director, Indigenous Relations. “When it comes to reconciliation, the process is part of the outcome.”
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