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The East Gwillimbury Public Library values lifelong learning and we believe that everyone belongs at the Library. In order to honour the lived histories of the many diverse members of our community, we have curated a few reading lists with the goal of allowing you to educate yourself. Read, learn and listen. These are all important steps to building a better world for everyone.

Learning About Truth & Reconciliation

You can view the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action here.

You can learn more about the rich histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples on the Government of Canada’s Begin Your Learning Journey website.

What to Read

Our blog features reading lists to help you learn more about other communities and experiences. We post the latest Educate Yourself booklists here regularly.

Recommended Books for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Educate Yourself Glossary

What does it mean to say that words have power? The more of them we add to our vocabulary, the more empowered we are to discuss topics as better allies and participants. Language evolves constantly to provide better description and improve the quality of necessary conversations. There is no universally-agreed, unchanging terminology, but we can learn about the language used in this moment by some of the people who lead change for their communities so we can join the conversation.

Click here to access the glossary.

 

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