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This resource guide, produced by the BC Chamber of Commerce in July 2021, is intended to be a lifeline for small business owners uncertain of what to do next, how to prepare for opportunities, and where to quickly get information on support and successful practices post-pandemic.
Community Bat Programs of BC.
Learn more about traditional Coast Salish teachings and approaches to learning that can support your development as an academic writer.
This site offers free driver training quizzes for people who are going to write their drivers licence test in British Columbia. Included are eight car practice tests; 11 commercial driving licence practice tests; three online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, commercial driving licence); and an FAQ section with detailed answers to over 70 questions.
Whose Land is a web-based app that uses GIS technology to assist users in identifying Indigenous Nations, territories, and Indigenous communities across Canada. The app can be used for learning about the territory your home or business is situated on, finding information for a land acknowledgement, and learning about the treaties and agreements signed across Canada. Educational videos are available to watch that will give you a better understanding of why land acknowledgements are important, and the way Indigenous people view their relationship to land.
A short video from award-winning Cree and Lakota author and educator Monique Gray Smith: “I share tips on both talking to kids about Residential Schools, but also how to prepare yourself as the adult to have these conversations. The video is for parents, grandparents, educators…anyone really with children in their lives. Also included are a number of author tips of books to read, podcasts, etc to deepen and continue your learning.”
“Non-Indigenous people — here’s what you can do, right now: 7 ways to support Indigenous people grieving in wake of news about 215 children.”
by Anna McKenzie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter and Jacqueline Ronson
IndigiNews, June 2 2021.
Documents the history of the United Church’s Indian Residential Schools in Canada, with pictures. This project was initiated by the Church’s Steering Committee on Residential Schools, comprised of Survivors from different residential schools across Canada and of United Church leaders and staff. It is intended as a form of repatriation to First Nations communities and recognition that the United Church has responsibility to engage in truth-telling about the Church’s role in the residential school system and in colonialism in general.
From an Indigenous perspective, this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.
In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made 94 calls to action.
The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization that has been working to promote healing and Reconciliation in Canada for more than 19 years. The LHF’s goal is to educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential School System and subsequent Sixties Scoop on Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) Survivors, their descendants, and their communities to promote healing and Reconciliation.
The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) at UBC addresses the colonial legacy of residential schools and other policies imposed by the Canadian government on Indigenous Peoples, and ensures that this history is acknowledged, examined and understood. The IRSHDC website offers resouces and research support for Survivors of residential schools, provides access to an online database containing digital copies of residential school records and educational resources on the history of residential schools in Canada.
The KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a First Nations and Indigenous specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free from anywhere in British Columbia.
- Adult/Elder Line: 250-723-4050
- Child/Youth Line: 250-723-2040
- BC Wide Toll Free:1-800-KUU-US17 (1-800-588-8717)
- Métis Crisis Line: 1-833-MétisBC (1-833-638-4722)
The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience.
The IRSSS counselling team supports emotional, mental, and spiritual development, along with healing and recovery, through culturally-based values and guiding principles for Survivors, families and communities.
BC’s Restart is a careful, four-step plan focused on protecting people and safely getting life back to normal.
The Province’s anti-racism page is a portal to initiatives and tools that promote multiculturalism, address racism and build inclusive communities, including:
An education and advocacy group for Chinese Canadian communities in Canada. They have “Stop the Spread of Racism” and #FaceRace campaigns that grew out of the Covid-19 pandemic. They’ve also released an infographic on COVID-19 anti-Asian Racism In Canada.
Digitized newspaper archive covering The Vancouver Sun (1912 – 2010).
Includes every issue, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format.
Available thanks to a generous donation by the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation.
Access Information: Licensed for West Vancouver residents only
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