Now Available – The Final Report of the Steering Committee for the U of T Response to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada (PDAD&C #51)

From: Meric Gertler, President
Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
Date: January 13, 2017
Re: Now Available – The Final Report of the Steering Committee for the U of T Response to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada (PDAD&C #51)

TheTransitionofLittleWolfWe are pleased to announce that this afternoon, the Steering Committee for the U of T Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada provided us with its Final Report in a ceremony held at Hart House. The report is entitled ‘Answering the Call: Wecheehetowin’, a Cree word meaning ‘Working Together’.

The Report will be available at uoft.me/TRCReport today (January 13) at 3:30pm EST. We encourage all members of our extended community to read the report carefully. There will be full coverage of the Entrustment Ceremony, at which we received the Report on behalf of the University, in U of T News, and in The Bulletin next week. We look forward to reviewing the report closely and we welcome the opportunity to engage with Indigenous communities in the process of reconciliation.

We view the report as the beginning of a broad conversation with all members of the University community about the Indigenous experience on our campuses. In particular, the Provost will be having conversations with each of the Deans, and the President with each of the Vice-Presidents, about the report’s many recommendations.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to the leaders and members of the TRC Committee and its five working groups, as well as to those who contributed submissions to the Committee. We recognize that this work has not been easy, and has been emotionally challenging to all of those involved. We are most grateful for your commitment to making the University of Toronto a place at which Indigenous people can truly thrive.

The Transition of Little Wolf  by Lisa Boivin
M.Sc. candidate, Faculty of Medicine