We’re honoured to share in the company of legendary Canadian figures, who have left their mark on our society through their determination, vision and strength. Our collective consciousness has been elevated by the legacies of diverse Canadian icons including Terry Fox, Margaret Atwood, David Suzuki, Sylvia Maracle, Tommy Douglas, Emily Carr, Gord Downie and countless others.
For this monumental year, it’s important to recognize that Confederation doesn’t mark the beginning of human history on this land we call home. Indigenous peoples have been inhabiting Canada for many thousands of years. We’re grateful for the stewardship they provide, and their many cultural contributions. We also recognize how much more work we have left to do to repair relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, and share this great land harmoniously.
We look forward to the next 150 years, where we envision a Canada that truly honours and respects the Indigenous peoples of this land, while continuing to harness the rich diversity, ingenuity and spirit of the multitude of cultures which shape Canada today.