BC Non-Profit Housing Association is committed to reconciliation within our organization and in our work with Indigenous and non-Indigenous non-profit housing providers, our partners in the community housing sector, government and businesses.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada issued its final report on December 18, 2015. Their report details the history of colonization and its direct and inter-generational impacts on Indigenous peoples across Canada. Their 94 Calls to Action include several specific calls for organizations, including commitments to building respectful relationships, ensuring that Indigenous people have equitable access to jobs, training and education opportunities, and providing education for all staff on the history of Indigenous peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools.
As an organization with an advocacy and education mandate, BCNPHA is committed to:
As an employer, BCNPHA is committed to:
These commitments and our work take place throughout the ancestral lands and unceded territories of 198 distinct First Nations in British Columbia. Our offices are located on the territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples.
BCNPHA is committed to maintaining and growing our relationships with Indigenous organizations, and providing ongoing training and education on reconciliation and decolonization to housing providers through partnerships with Indigenous organizations.