We acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishnabe, the Neutral Nation and the Mississaugas of New Credit. We acknowledge that we who are the newcomers to this land have gained so much and our gain has come at a great cost to these peoples.
We also acknowledge that we have gain much by the racists systems that have benefited those who are white, Christian and heterosexual. Our acknowledgement of the land and of the sin of racism is just the beginning of our journey toward reconciliation with The First People of this land and all who have felt belittled in this culture. Our words must now be followed up with action.