This petition was first brought to me by my constituents. It is asking Ontario to adopt the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations, specifically to integrate Indigenous Histories, and Residential Schools into the Ontario Curriculum. Please join me in standing for this important issue by signing today.
To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario,
WHEREAS for six years the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) heard thousands of former students of residential schools and their families testify to the devastating legacy of this national policy of assimilation, and;
WHEREAS the TRC calls upon “the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, in consultation and collaboration with survivors, Aboriginal peoples, and educators, to make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students” [CA 62.1], and;
WHEREAS on July 15, 2015, the Ontario government stated their support for all 95 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and said Ontario would act on them.
We the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to develop and implement comprehensive curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 12 on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada.