Our Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association endorses the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action.

The CPRA board and staff 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 our activities.

The CPRA Board is committed to ongoing annual board and staff training and education to promote reconciliation within the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association.

Land Acknowledgment

CPRA is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin and Mohawk First Nations.

We acknowledge the historical oppression of lands, cultures and of the original Peoples in what we now know as Canada, and we aim to contribute to the healing and decolonizing journey we all share together.

Truth and Reconciliation News & Resources



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CPRA Statement on Residential Schools

CPRA Statement on Residential Schools

This post includes details about colonialism and residential schools and could be upsetting. If you are a residential school survivor or intergenerational survivor and are in need of support, please...
Jul 06, 2021