We respectfully acknowledge that our office is located on the unceded and occupied lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
As planners, designers and engagement specialists we recognize the ways that our professions have contributed to systems of injustice that continue to impact the lives of Indigenous people.
We acknowledge the role colonial planning has played, and continues to play, in upholding racially discriminatory spatial policies, in the dispossession of land and dislocation of Indigenous peoples, and in excluding Indigenous voices from planning and policy processes.
Recognising that we don’t have all the answers and are learning as we go, we are committed to the long-term work of truth and reconciliation. This includes:
Continued learning, and unlearning of the historical contexts of our work, and the colonial perspectives that have shaped our profession and its impacts on Indigenous people;
Centreing Indigenous perspectives in our work and developing plans, policies and processes that address truth and reconciliation;
Challenging our clients and peers to better address truth and reconciliation; and
Amplifying Indigenous voices.