Lighting the Way Forward: Calls to Action In Action with Senator Murray Sinclair

How do the people of Canada practice reconciliation? The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report was released in 2015. Achieving reconciliation was likened to climbing a mountain — needing to take one step at a time. Are Canadians walking together?

On March 25, Senator Murray Sinclair shared his insights on a nation’s journey.

This Vital Conversation with Senator Murray Sinclair was presented by The Winnipeg Foundation, in partnership with the Sacred Seven Youth Council of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre.

About Senator Murray Sinclair

Senator Sinclair served the justice system in Manitoba for more than 25 years. He was the first Indigenous Judge appointed in Manitoba and Canada’s second.

He served as Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in Manitoba and as Chief Commissioner of the TRC, participating in hundreds of hearings across Canada.

Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017 is a snapshot of life in Winnipeg. It measures the vitality of our community, identifying significant needs and trends by combining research with the results of community surveys and conversations.

From the report emerged four key themes:

RECONCILIATION

LONG-TIME WINNIPEGGERS

ARE MORE LIKELY TO THINK OUR CITY IS DOING ENOUGH TO ADDRESS RECONCILIATION.

BELONGING

ONE
OUT OF FOUR

WINNIPEGGERS HAVE FELT UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE OF DISCRIMINATION.

WELL-BEING

64%

OF WINNIPEGGERS FEEL STRESS ABOUT PERSONAL FINANCES.

THE LINES THAT DIVIDE

60%

OF WINNIPEGGERS KNOW THEIR NEIGHBOURS WELL ENOUGH TO ASK FOR HELP.