Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC has sites and programs in Burnaby, Ladner, Langley, North Delta, North Vancouver, Richmond, Sunshine Coast, Surrey, Tsawwassen, and Vancouver, which are in Musqueam, Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, Semiahmoo, Squamish, Tsawwassen First Nations, Tsleil Waututh territories and nations. We recognize that First Nations have a continued relationship with their lands and territories that are important to them, and in fact to all of us.
At Boys and Girls Clubs, we recognize that belonging and connection are basic human needs, and that there is a need for reconciliation between Indigenous people and non-Indigenous Canadians.
Boys and Girls Clubs commits to taking intentional steps to acknowledge, respect, and learn from Canada’s history, and to support all children and their needs.
We prepared this statement with intention, in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, through engagement with Indigenous people, and research, with the desire to create a framework that guides our way forward.