Educate NOT Celebrate!

CONTENT WARNING: Colonialism, Residential School, Genocide.

There’s a lot of work to do on “Canada” Day. We put together a list of resources so you can educate yourself, donate, and take action.



If you or anybody you know needs support, please reference the below services.

Indian Residential Schools Survivor Society 
24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419⁠
(Support services for former Residential School students⁠
and their families)⁠

Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society ⁠
Resolution Health Support Program ⁠

First Nations Health Authority⁠
Virtual Counselling and Health Services⁠


Call to Action

READ the Truth and Reconciliation Report’s Call to Action. Read now!

LEARN whose lands you live on, your host nation, and their protocols. Find out now!

ATTEND WORKSHOPS Amal Rana’s workshop on Becoming and Accomplice is part of VanPride Classroom. Register here!

UPLIFT and DONATE. More info below!



Urban Native Youth Society

Helping Spirit Lodge

Braided Warriors

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS network

Keepers of the Waters

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Tiny House Warriors



Queer Arts Festival, Visual Art Exhibition curated by Jeffrey McNeil Seymour, July 24–August 13. Learn more here!

Becoming Accomplices for Racial Justice by Amal Rana, July 21. Register here!

#CancelCanadaDay No Pride in Genocide, July 1 at 2 PM, Vancouver Art Gallery