Recognizing Significant Days in June: National Indigenous History Month and Pride Month

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The month of June is a time to recognize important communities within our society to support an inclusive and vibrant community where everyone can find belonging.  

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month. Join us in celebrating the rich heritage and contributions of Indigenous peoples across Canada. National Indigenous History Month is a time to learn about the unique cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

June 21st is also recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day, a special day to honour the histories, struggles and resilience of Indigenous peoples.

Get involved

Learn more about Indigenous heritage in your community by accessing educational resources and committing to ongoing learning. Attend local events, support Indigenous businesses and artists, and explore Indigenous tourism initiatives. By doing so, we can work together towards a more inclusive and vibrant community for everyone.

Resources for National Indigenous History Month

We all have a role in deepening our collective understanding as we embark on our path towards making reconciliation real for Indigenous peoples. 

Pride Month 

Across Canada, the month of June is also recognized as Pride Month. It is observed to commemorate the social activism resulting from the June 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. Pride Month is a time to celebrate the 2SLGBTQI+ communities, including individuals within our network, the kids, youth and families we serve, along with friends and family in our own personal lives.

It can also be a time to learn what it means to be an ally by recognizing privileges and questioning our inherent biases. Take a moment to learn more about 2SLGBTQI+ communities, the discrimination and barriers they face as well as their incredible contributions to Canada.

Resources for Pride Month 

By celebrating diversity and inclusion, we help to create an environment where everyone can be their true selves.