June is a very special month, as we celebrate many things including Pride, Indigenous History, and Father’s day. These are significant celebrations as they share common values with Network including mutual respect, diversity, inclusiveness, equity and recognition. All year round, Network aims to maintain positive and responsive engagement and ongoing communication with our families and community members to seek their unique strengths, perspectives and contributions to our programs that will enable us to best meet their child’s needs. These values are central to our organization’s beliefs and principles.
For more information on our Core Values, click here.
With that, we are delighted to celebrate, learn, and acknowledge the following celebrations this June…
In Canada and the United States, June is recognized as Pride Month. This month long celebration includes numerous events to recognize the impact 2SLGBTQ+* people have had in the world as well to bring people together to celebrate the history, courage, and diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
Pride is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to express their true selves to the world. It is a celebration about freedom, diversity and acceptance.
Pride is a time for both celebration and for advocacy for and within the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and is normally commemorated each year by a parade within the City of Toronto. This year things will look a little different, but there will be online events to celebrate Pride Month safely. Happy Pride Month! *What does 2SLGBTQ+ mean?
*What does 2SLGBTQ+ mean?
In June, Canadians also celebrate National Indigenous History Month. This month long celebration is to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. As well, it is an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. National Indigenous History Month is a time for learning about, appreciating and acknowledging the contributions First Nations, Inuit and Métis people have made in shaping Canada.
A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. Emotional and crisis referral services can be accessed by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419. The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-721-0066. Learn more and donate to their cause at www.irsss.ca
This June 21, 2021 is National Indigenous Peoples Day and marks the 25th anniversary of celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Network would like to honor and acknowledge National Indigenous History Month by sharing resources and contributions from Indigenous communities. These resources can be utilized to learn more about First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada.Sources