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Volunteer-run ‘On Canada Project’ creates guide to allyship with Indigenous people – City News

Jun 10, 2021

In the wake of the horrific yet unsurprising discovery of the bodies of 215 children at a former Kamloops residential school last month, a national shame was exposed that Indigenous people have known about and been traumatized by for generations.

As Canadians grapple with reconciling the image of a country lauded worldwide as a multicultural haven with the brutal, ugly truth of its colonial roots, many have been seeking out resources and information that is woefully absent from the syllabus they were taught in school and the general cultural and political discourse in the country.

What is the On Canada Project?

Toronto-based On Canada Project is a grassroots organization dedicated to providing “credible, compassionate and critical” information about issues impacting Canadians to create “equitable, evidence-informed change.” It focuses on mobilizing millennials and Gen-Z through creative and informative social media content that they hope will lead to a “needed establishment shake-up and a more progressive society.”

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