“Legacy” Calls to Action address Child Welfare, Education, Language and Culture, Health and Justice. These 42 Calls to Action address the existing federal, provincial and territory policies and laws entrenched through 150 years of colonial practice that since confederation have served to marginalize and disenfranchise indigenous peoples from the rest of Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission represents the latest effort to address an Indigenous reality that after 150 years needs to change. The vast majority of Canadians agree. 

The ultimate goal of the TRC Calls to Action is to for the respective governments, institutions, organizations, associations and other stakeholders to formally implement specific actions to respond to each of the Calls to Action and make measurable progress in advancing reconciliation. What follows is a snapshot of which of the “Legacy” Calls to Action have either COMPLETED, ADVANCED, “STALLED” or have “NOT STARTED” as of Jan. 31, 2020.

Legacy Calls to ActionDescription
Child WelfareCommit to reducing the number of Aboriginal children in care
EducationPublish annual child welfare reports: Indigenous vs Non-Indigenous
Language and CultureFully implement Jordan’s Principle
HealthEnact Indigenous Child Welfare legislation
JusticeDevelop culturally appropriate parenting programs for Indigenous families

Legacy Calls to Action (C2A # 1 – 42) also includes Education for Reconciliation (C2A # 62 – 65) and Equity for Aboriginal People in the Legal System (C2A # 50 – 52) so that all C2A relating to these “foundational themes” are tracked in one spot.