Free Webinar – TRC: A day of reflection (September 30, 2021)

It has been six years since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Final Report and its 94 Calls to Action to pursue reconciliation. On September 30, 2021, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we invite you to join Gracie Kelly, Indigenous Relations Manager at the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice, and guest speaker Francis Horne Sr. (Khut Whee Mul Uhk), Indigenous Cultural Advisor at the Fraser Health Authority, to reflect on the TRC and a path towards reconciliation.

The 90-minute webinar, created and hosted by Gracie, will take place on Thursday September 30, 2021 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm PST. The webinar is being made available to organizations and participants from across the province.

Gracie’s family roots are with the Soowahlie/Xaxlip First Nations and she has been active in sharing, learning and teaching the valuable resources of Solh Temexw Mother Earth in a variety of roles, from a career counsellor and cultural program coordinator to a university level instructor.

Francis Horne Sr. works in a variety of health care settings throughout the Fraser Valley. As described by Francis, "I work with Aboriginal patients doing spiritual counselling and making sure they receive culturally appropriate care. I teach about forgiveness and letting go of anger, shame, blame and guilt. When we forgive ourselves and those who’ve hurt us, we take our power back. When someone takes back the spirit – the love – they’ve surrendered, powerful things take place. My advice: live in harmony, love, forgive and care for people. My grandfather used to say, “The only time we’re allowed to look down on people is when we’re putting our hand down to help them back up.”

This webinar will focus on understanding Indigenous perspectives of the TRC, focusing on health-related calls to action, what has changed over the past 6 years and where we can go moving forward.

If you would like to attend this webinar, please register using the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar on September 30. This webinar will be recorded and registration is free. You are welcome to share this invitation with others within or outside of your organization.