The issues we face as a community can only be addressed when all in our community feel welcome and live with hope, dignity and a sense of belonging. United Way of KFL&A will demonstrate its ongoing commitment to represent the diverse nature of our communities, promoting and practising inclusion in all things we do.
We join community partners in remembering the 215 children killed as result of cultural genocide at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation territory. We extend our sympathies to survivors, families and First Nations communities affected by this tragedy. This serves as a stark reminder of the need to recognize not only our past, but our present, and is an urgent reminder for all Canadians to work towards truth and reconciliation.