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Truth and reconciliation commission calls to action

Introduction

WCAT recognizes that, as a part of the justice system and the public service in British Columbia, we have a responsibility to be a part the reconciliation process called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In particular, Calls to Action 27 and 57 ask participants of the justice system and public servants to engage in cultural competency and intercultural skills-based training, including an education on the history of Aboriginal peoples, the history and legacy of the residential schools, and indigenous law.

In order to meet the above noted Calls to Action, WCAT has formed a Community Advisory Council made up of members of the legal community who, through personal and professional experience, are knowledgeable of the circumstances and needs of the indigenous communities throughout BC.

This Community Advisory Council will assist WCAT in reviewing its practices and procedures, with a view to identifying potential institutional impediments to indigenous parties to an appeal. The Community Advisory Council will also assist us in identifying opportunities to develop skills and competencies for our staff and members. WCAT will work with the Council to find adaptations and solutions which will enable us to meet the needs of indigenous communities, with a view to fulfilling our role in contributing to reconciliation and building relationships with indigenous communities.

Minutes of our Community Advisory Council meetings are posted below.

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Tel. (604) 664-7800 * Toll Free within BC 1 (800) 663-2782 * Fax (604) 664-7898
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