As part of its commitment to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action, the Law Society of Saskatchewan is undertaking a Reconciliation Mapping Exercise, developed and facilitated by the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) to determine a baseline of reconciliation efforts and support the development of recommendations for forward progress.
The OTC has worked with partner organizations to develop a common vision for successful Truth and Reconciliation and a methodology for guiding and measuring progress in Saskatchewan aimed at inspiring action, informing reconciliation learning, and increasing collective impact. The OTC has identified indicators to measure progress based on foundational reports such as the TRC Calls to Action, the MMIWG Calls for Justice, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. These indicators have been used to create a logic or outcomes model for determining a possible path that an individual, an organization and society can grow towards. In turn, a growth model summarizes the logic model into a series of steps for the advancement of truth and reconciliation, starting with capacity change and moving to behavioural change and then systems change.
During this session, the OTC and Law Society of Saskatchewan will discuss the importance of the Reconciliation Mapping Exercise, its methodology, experiences to date, and offer perspectives on lessons and good practices.
Mary Culbertson, Commissioner, Office of the Treaty Commissioner
Pamela R. Kovacs, Senior Policy Counsel, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Foluke Laosebikan, Q.C., President, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Rhett Sangster, Director, Reconciliation and Community Partnerships, Office of the Treaty Commissioner