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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation / Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation

We, the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA), stand in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. We commit to acknowledging the mistakes of the past and walking alongside Indigenous communities moving forward.

In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and as a member of CSPA, what can I do to mark this week?

  • Create space in your day to reflect on the tragic impact of residential schools and celebrate the resiliency in Indigenous communities by participating in community or virtual events that focus on understanding.

  • The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation offers a whole week of sessions for educators and the general public. You can find more information here:

  • Take time to listen and share what is being shared.

  • Attend an event in person in your community.

  • Take time to learn about territory acknowledgment and the treaties of the territories where you live, work, and/or study. You can use this website to help:

  • If you will be consulting with a team or organization on September 30, take time to reflect together.

  • Review the 94 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and consider how you can affect change in your life and community in response to these calls.

  • Take time to review and support provincial Indigenous organizations in sport including the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council. More information on this organization can be found here:

Education is foundational to understanding our role as Canadians in sport and our role in reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples of Canada.


The Canadian Sport Psychology Association's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee