Creating a New Way Forward: Reflections on TRC’s Final Report and Recommendations

Date(s) - June 2, 2015
8:00 am - 11:00 am

SFU Woodwards: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema

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Creating a New Way Forward: Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s Final Report and Recommendations 

Live Broadcast & Panel Discussion

8:00AM – 9:00AM

Live Broadcast of the Release of TRC Findings

9:00AM – 9:30AM


9:30AM – 11:00AM

Welcome to Territory (Chief Ian Campbell)

Welcome from Laurie Anderson, Executive Director, Simon Fraser University Vancouver

Greetings from the Honourable John Rustad, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Panel: Reflections on the Closing of the TRC and a New Way Forward

Refreshments to Follow


Vancouverites are invited to join Survivors, Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada releases the Final Report Findings and Recommendations. 

The Vancouver Coordinating Committee for TRC Closing Events welcomes six panelists, including TRC Honorary Witnesses and both Indigenous and non-Indigenous community leaders, to reflect on the closing of the TRC and the possibilities moving forward.


  • Honorary Witness Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, City of Vancouver
  • Rev. Mary Fontaine, Hummingbird Ministries
  • Honorary Witness David Wong, Architect, Community Activist and Writer
  • Doug White, Director, Centre for Pre‐Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation, Vancouver Island University
  • Jody Wilson-Raybould, Regional Chief, B.C. Assembly of First Nations 

Together we will recognize and celebrate our diverse histories and unique strengths in attempt to find a New Way Forward for Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians.

Attendees may attend both the Live Broadcast and the Panel Discussion, or they may join us just for the Panel Discussion component. Please note that there will be a short break between the Live Broadcast and the Panel Discussion.

Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided and there are several great coffee shops in the area.

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