CPRA Board and Staff Commitment

The following motions were adopted by the CPRA Board: 

Motion that the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association endorses the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action. The CPRA board and staff will operate in the spirit of reconciliation by establishing and maintaining respectful relationships with indigenous people, groups, and nations, and by adopting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for future activities.

Motion that the CPRA Board commits to ongoing annual board and staff training and education to promote reconciliation within the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association.


Truth and Reconciliation Commission

This list contains reports issued or created by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.


Native Land

Territory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This is often done at the beginning of ceremonies, lectures, or any public event. It can be a subtle way to recognize the history of colonialism and a need for change in settler colonial societies. The link below will assist you in confirming the territory upon which your event is taking place.