We would like to make a formal statement of recognition and gratitude, as part of our efforts towards strengthening inclusion.
For more than 15,000 years the First Nations walked upon, and cared for, the lands we now call home: Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Ojibwe, and many others who cared for their families and communities, the way we now seek to care for ours.
The Georgian Triangle Humane Society recognizes the Lake Simcoe-Nottawasaga Treaty of 1818 and respects all of the Nation-to-Nation agreements that have formed relationships with the original inhabitants of the land on which we currently work and reside; the reality of our shared history; the current contributions of Indigenous people within our community and seeks to continue empowering expressions of pride amongst all of the diverse stakeholders in this area.
Our personal path and journey of reconciliation efforts are linked to our core GTHS values of compassion for pets & people, wellbeing, perseverance, inclusive, and lifelong learning. We reaffirm our own commitment to truth and reconciliation and will continue to listen, learn and make important steps toward reconciliation.
We seek to do better, to continue to recognize, learn, and grow, in friendship and community, Nation-to-Nation.