ANHBC Statement of Anti-Racism
On behalf of the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team, please find HERE a statement on the killing of George Floyd and our commitment to anti-racism. As an organization that has navigated over 125 years of Canadian history, we recognize the importance of standing in solidarity with our community members fighting for their rights, and the rights of others. We commit to looking at our complicity in the oppression of Indigenous people as part of our own 125 year old story, and to change the practices and policies built from colonization that we continue to benefit from today.
Darius Maze, Chair ANHBC Board of Directors and Penny Bradley, ANHBC Acting-CEO
Truth and Reconciliation
We acknowledge and are grateful that Kitsilano Neighbourhood House is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musquem, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day (September 30th) is a day to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.