The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) honours the sacred land and traditional territories upon which our staff, members, advocates and partners live, work, play, and learn. CCPA acknowledges the harms that have been done unto First Nation, Inuit and Metis people, since contact. To uphold our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, we work to create equitable, meaningful and respectful relationships with the First Peoples and their lands, by prioritizing the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). This public acknowledgement of traditional territories upon which we all live, is an important action towards reconciliation and our commitment to continue responding to the Calls to Action.
We invite others to take a moment to honour the cultural richness of the First Peoples and the land upon which they live and to think critically about what this means. The Canadian not-for-profit Native Land Digital website allows you to locate yourself geographically on a map where you can see which traditional territory you live upon, the treaty it corresponds to, and also discover which Indigenous languages are spoken in that area: Native-Land.ca | Our home on native land.
We also invite you to have a look at the TRC’s Calls to Action to reflect on what reconciliation means to you.