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CMHA WW Territorial Acknowledgement

Territorial Acknowledgement

The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington offices are situated on multiple treaty lands that form the traditional and sacred territories of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Attawandaron peoples, who are the original inhabitants and caretakers of this land. Our offices in the places we call Guelph, the Region of Waterloo and Wellington County are situated on the land promised by the Government of Canada to the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

As well, many First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples from across Turtle Island call Waterloo Wellington home today. With this territorial acknowledgement, we honour and pay our respects to the ancestors who have gone and those still present.

This acknowledgement reminds us of what this territory means and has meant for Indigenous peoples who steward the lands, waters, and wildlife, and who live, love and pray on this land. Today, we live side by side. We should reflect on our privilege to live and work in these communities that were built over rich Indigenous histories and reflect on our responsibility to care for this land, the people who live here today, and the generations to come. If our actions today can move us towards reconciliation, we should make those decisions with intention and gratitude.

View our CMHA WW Equity, Inclusion, Diversity & Anti-Racism Strategy for more information about how we are working towards inclusivity and representation of the communities we serve in order to promote better mental health services and outcomes for all.

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