Message from Mayor Glover

Message from Mayor Glover - Canada Day 2021

Message from Brad Kirkconnell, Chair, Canada Day Committee - Canada Day 2021


Understanding the truths

This is a time of profound sadness and mourning.  For some of us, it is also an awakening to the dark, shameful and a very real part of Canada’s history that we have inherited.  Let this sadness fuel us towards action. It is essential that we learn about what happened, that we acknowledge what happened, that we speak about the history, and that we move to action. But there can’t be action without understanding the truth.  Find resources to help you on your learning journey.


Reconciliation: Where will you Start?




Residential School Virtual Video Tour of the Mohawk Institute

Residential schools have impacted and will continue to impact Indigenous Peoples across Canada.  In order to understand why residential schools have such a negative impact we invite you to participate in a virtual tour of the Mohawk Institute Residential School. The virtual video tour was created with the production company “Thru the Reddoor”, and it follows guide Lorrie Gallant, as she gives a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. During the video Lorrie provides the history of the institution over its 140 year history. Viewers will get to see the different rooms in the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building, as well as hear interviews from five Survivors of the Mohawk Institute. 

Resources from the Mohawk Institute Residential School Tour

Date: July 2, 2021 – 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.  – Video Tour and Debrief 

Registration is now closed.






Ever wonder what the 2S is in LGBTQ2S+? 

Two Spirit (2S) is an English umbrella term to reflect and restore Indigenous traditions forcefully suppressed by colonization, honouring the fluid and diverse nature of gender and attraction and its connection to community and spirituality. It is used by some Indigenous People rather than, or in addition to, identifying as LGBTQI. 

Watch this video produced by Egale, an organization with a mission to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and to enhance the global response.