The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada highlighted five calls to action that are specific to child welfare, and Peel CAS is taking steps to fulfill those calls to action in our agency. Peel CAS is committed to building relationships with local Indigenous communities and agencies to advance our journey toward Reconciliation and better serve Indigenous children, youth and families in Peel. Learn more about how we support Indigenous families.
Acknowledging the land is an Indigenous protocol used to express gratitude to those who reside here, and to honour the Indigenous people who have lived and worked on this land historically and presently. It is a reminder to be mindful of the colonial context in which we live and work.
The Peel CAS statement was developed in consultation with Elder Garry Sault and Elder Darin Wybenga from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and Mr. Eddy Robinson, as well as some senior Peel CAS staff members.
“The Children’s Aid Society of the Region of Peel operates, gathers and is located within the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We also acknowledge the Traditional Territory of Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have been and continue to be stewards of this land and their presence continues to live here. We thank the many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis people for sharing this land with us and are grateful for the opportunity to work on this land. Indigenous Peoples and Nations bring a lens of invaluable insight, perspectives and expertise to cultural, societal and legal norms. We acknowledge their ongoing immeasurable contributions to our country.
The Children’s Aid Society of the Region of Peel is committed to maintaining meaningful, respectful and lasting relationships on our journey towards the implementation of the recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. In Allyship we vow to preserve space for meaningful dialogue and a respectful relationship with Indigenous Peoples; relationships of Truth and Reconciliation.”
Learn more about our obligations and commitments to Indigenous communities: