As the month of June comes to an end, we celebrated diversity, equity and inclusion. We acknowledged colonialism as settlers and sat in circle with First Nations, Inuit and Metis neighbours on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. We raised the Pride flag – a rainbow of colours now including black and brown stripes, in solidarity with the 2slgtq+ communities.
June has also been a month deeply impacted by unspeakable and brutal acts of racism, intolerance and hate resulting in meticulously targeted deaths. We also mourned the lives of children found at former residential schools across Canada. These acts are a reminder of the work still left to be done to create a world where everyone has the same equal opportunity.
The road to achieve equality is hard but we must be willing to see, bear witness, listen, learn and most importantly act to deconstruct what is, to create what must be.
Together we can make a difference!