This past week, the CRTO staff and Council Members participated in Indigenous Corporate training, ahead of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

This interactive presentation provided a safe space to learn and dialogue, as we listened to our speaker tell truths and history from his past, and those of the 605 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities across Canada. 

We gained further insight on inclusion, and respectful language as we added to our knowledge of their legacy, and the social injustices that faced, and still face, the Indigenous community.  While learning about treaties, the residential school systems and cultures, we discussed change, while we reflected on our own actions, abilities, and contributions to solutions. 

As health care professionals, this type of education is just one way to begin to understand the vast variety of historical and cultural layers that may impact our patients and their families.  

For more information and support, please visit: TRC Website – NCTR

The offices of the College of Respiratory Therapists are located on Treaty 13 territory,

the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Huron-wendat and Mississaugas of the New Credit.

Kelly Arndt