We Honour and Acknowledge

Safe Harbour is committed to understanding the truth, having open and honest dialogue, and exploring ways we can reconcile relationships with Indigenous People.

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Safe Harbour Therapy acknowledges that we live on the territory originally known by many First Nations as Turtle Island and that our offices are located on Treaty 1: the ancestral land of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We honour the wonderful heritage, stories and accomplishments of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples across this land. We grieve the attempted decimation of these beautiful cultures.

We seek to infuse First Nation ways of knowing, doing, and healing into our way of life. Similar to the teachings of the medicine wheel of many First Nations, we strive to walk with balance: spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally.

We grieve the genocide of indigenous people and the effects of colonization on all the people of Canada. The uncovering of the undocumented deaths of children at Residential Schools prompted us to come together with intention and humility to build mutual trust as we walk and work together.

We stand with and honour all Indigenous communities across Canada. We join in asking that perpetrators, governments, and churches involved be held accountable; and positive actions and new policies for the future be supported.

We are growing in our understanding of the truth, in having open and honest dialogue, in feeling safe to share our voices and in exploring ways we can reconcile our broken relationships. With open hearts, we invite you to join us in this exciting and spirited endeavour.



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