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Land Acknowledgment

We at humbly and respectfully recognize the Indigenous territory upon Turtle Island — specifically, the traditional, unceded, and treaty lands of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people that constitute “Canada” — in which our staff, supporters, and growing network of youth live and work. Our headquarters in Toronto is located on the Indigenous territory of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the Credit, which is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is part of the Dish with One Spoon Treaty. We recognize the privilege we have to live and work on these and other lands from coast to coast to coast, and are committed to doing our part to honour, respect and care for them.

As an organization dedicated to a future in which every young person is comfortable talking about and taking care of their mental health, and gets the support they deserve, we aspire to show appreciation, respect, and concern for all peoples on this land, while recognizing the unique impacts of colonialism, systemic racism, and intergenerational trauma on the mental health of Indigenous youth. We are committed to reconciliation, to actively working towards Indigenizing our practices, and to partnering with Indigenous people and organizations that are active in the youth mental health space in order to do so. Through ongoing efforts to engage and support Indigenous youth through culturally relevant programming, we endeavour to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, such as: aiding in closing gaps in the mental health care system (#19); and, actively reflecting on recognizing, respecting, and addressing the distinct differences in needs for Indigenous people when it comes to mental health access (#20).