The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was tasked with gathering information about and promoting awareness of Residential Schools in Canada, delivered its final report in 2015. The final report included 94 Calls to Action, a number of which relate to post-secondary education.
The summary community consultation report entitled Truth and Reconciliation at Ryerson: Building a Foundation for Generations to Come was presented to the president and provost in a community celebration on January 26, 2018. The celebration included the unveiling of a plaque to accompany the Egerton Ryerson statue as a reminder to our commitment to truth and reconciliation in light of our namesake’s connection to residential schools.
Reconciliation, Place-Making, and Identity: RAIC releases report on International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is pleased to announce that the Highlights Report of the first RAIC International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium is now available for download.
The richly illustrated 56-page report summarizes the presentations of more than 20 Indigenous architects, designers, and other professionals as well as students and interns from across Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Jason Surkan and RAIC staff produced the Highlights Report. - November 29, 2018
RAIC presents case studies on designing with Indigenous communities
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has produced a free, public document that describes best practices in working with Indigenous communities on architectural projects.
The report titled Four Case Studies Exemplifying Best Practices in Architectural Co-design and Building with First Nations is a resource for architects, designers, clients, funders, and policy-makers involved in the creation of new infrastructure facilities and housing in First Nation, Inuit, and other Indigenous communities. It is available on the RAIC website at raic.org. Images are available here.