Indigenous Relationship Building Circle

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About the Indigenous Relationship Building Circle

The City of Pickering is committed to advancing reconciliation with diverse Indigenous communities. Reconciliation requires understanding the past, recognizing treaty agreements, building equitable relationships, and restoring Indigenous Peoples' language and culture and communities.

The City established an Indigenous Relationship Building Circle (IRBC) as a network of Indigenous-led community groups, Indigenous residents and allies that strives to honour the contributions, history and culture of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples in ways that build and foster mutually respectful relations.

For more information, visit pickering.ca/irbc


IRBC Updates

Commemorative Orange Crosswalk


The City of Pickering in collaboration with the Indigenous Relationship Building Circle approved the installation of a commemorative orange crosswalk to honour the lost children, survivors, families and communities affected by the residential school system across Canada. This will be the first orange crosswalk installation in Durham Region, located at the prominent intersection of Valley Farm Road and The Esplanade North. The motion to install the crosswalk was passed at the September 27 Council Meeting with road work taking place between October 18 - 29. An unveiling ceremony will take place on October 30, 2021 at 11:00am at Esplanade Park.


Crosswalk Installation Schedule

DateTimeWhoDescription
Monday, October 18All dayRoad staffOrange base & white borders
Tuesday, October 19All dayRoad staffOrange base & white borders
Wednesday, October 209:00-11:00 amIndigenous residents & community groupsWhite feathers


About the Indigenous Relationship Building Circle

The City of Pickering is committed to advancing reconciliation with diverse Indigenous communities. Reconciliation requires understanding the past, recognizing treaty agreements, building equitable relationships, and restoring Indigenous Peoples' language and culture and communities.

The City established an Indigenous Relationship Building Circle (IRBC) as a network of Indigenous-led community groups, Indigenous residents and allies that strives to honour the contributions, history and culture of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples in ways that build and foster mutually respectful relations.

For more information, visit pickering.ca/irbc


IRBC Updates

Commemorative Orange Crosswalk


The City of Pickering in collaboration with the Indigenous Relationship Building Circle approved the installation of a commemorative orange crosswalk to honour the lost children, survivors, families and communities affected by the residential school system across Canada. This will be the first orange crosswalk installation in Durham Region, located at the prominent intersection of Valley Farm Road and The Esplanade North. The motion to install the crosswalk was passed at the September 27 Council Meeting with road work taking place between October 18 - 29. An unveiling ceremony will take place on October 30, 2021 at 11:00am at Esplanade Park.


Crosswalk Installation Schedule

DateTimeWhoDescription
Monday, October 18All dayRoad staffOrange base & white borders
Tuesday, October 19All dayRoad staffOrange base & white borders
Wednesday, October 209:00-11:00 amIndigenous residents & community groupsWhite feathers


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    What is one thing you are doing to advance reconciliation in your life and community?

    “Together, Canadians must do more than just talk about reconciliation; we must learn how to practice reconciliation in our everyday lives-within ourselves and our families, and in our communities, governments, places of worship, schools and workplaces. To do so constructively, Canadians must remain committed to the ongoing work of establishing and maintaining respectful relationships,” (p.16). - Truth and Reconciliation (2015) Final Report


    Review the 10 Principles of Reconciliation and consider what reconciliation means to you. 


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