Engagement & Advancing Reconciliation

Indigenous engagement and advancing reconciliation in Alberta school communities.

The Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA) is proud to bring about awareness of the positive relationships being developed and actions being taken in support of reconciliation.

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission put forward 94 recommended “Calls to Action” that have been accepted by all levels of government across Canada. Several of these are directly related to education, and as such are being diligently addressed by Alberta Education, and every school district in Alberta.

To the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, reconciliation is about “establishing and maintaining mutually respectful relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.”

ASCA would like to hear from school councils who are purposefully promoting awareness of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) education and the positive impact this has in their school community.

ASCA would like to recognize practices and promote experiences with FNMI communities and share the benefits of school council engagement.

To assist with this, we encourage principals and school council chairs to submit their experiences and stories to us, by email to parents@albertaschoolcouncils.ca or by fax to 780-455-0167, prior to April 1, 2018.

Stories will be posted here on our website for sharing, and acknowledged at our upcoming provincial Conference April 20 - 22, 2018.