CLBC recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day

CLBC joins our partners in recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day and honouring Indigenous people in communities across our province and country.

Canada has proclaimed June 21 of each year as National Indigenous Peoples Day to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. The Premier of British Columbia has issued a statement to honour this day.

CLBC’s vision is to provide lives filled with possibilities in welcoming communities for individuals with developmental disabilities in every community in B.C. We are committed to strengthening culturally appropriate and supportive services, and improving access for individuals and families in B.C.’s urban and rural Indigenous communities.  You can read about these efforts and our Indigenous Advisory Committee here.

Members of CLBC’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

In collaboration with the Indigenous Advisory Committee (IAC), CLBC has developed a poster to raise awareness in Indigenous communities of CLBC supports and services, which you can see here.

For ideas about how you can recognize and celebrate this day in your community, visit the First Nations Health Authority web site listing of wellness events here or learn more about the day from Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day website.

We hope you will join us in recognizing this important day in your community.

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