Mayor Virginia Hackson

Today, June 21, marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, celebrating Indigenous communities and their culture, heritage, and achievements. While we embrace the culture and heritage – we must also acknowledge the pain and suffering the communities are experiencing.

It starts with awareness and understanding, and we are only at the beginning of that journey. To Indigenous members of our community – we honour and support you. East Gwillimbury is committed to working with you to find ways to increase awareness and understanding, to better express our commitment to recognize history as it was, and to pave a path forward in which we do better.

Please visit the Government of Canada's website, Chippewas of Georgina Island's website, or the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation's website for information that can help to inform us as we continue on that journey.