Landscape Ontario announces Reconciliation Grove
Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association (LO) announced plans to launch Reconciliation Grove in 2023.Through its members, LO will connect with every school in Ontario to plant a grove of three trees — one for truth, one for memory and one for hope.
Reconciliation is about working together to achieve a fundamental shift in the way we perceive and interact with each other for the benefit of everyone in Canada. Bridging a pathway of closure to the legacy of residential schools lies at the heart of reconciliation between First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples who attended these schools, their families and communities, and all Canadians. Landscape Ontario’s Reconciliation Grove Project puts reconciliation into action. Through these symbolic trees, our goal is to provide students with a space to recognize the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 each year. Reconciliation Grove will feature:
Trees for truth: An evergreen, honouring survivors of the Indian Residential School system, ensures their stories are never forgotten.
Trees for memory: Deciduous, with fall colour. Planted in memory of children who were victims of the Indian Residential School system, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.
Trees for hope: A wildlife-friendly tree, spring blooming, representing hope for a better, brighter future of reconciliation with Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
LO plans to launch the Reconciliation Grove campaign in 2023. More information will be available at landscapeontario.com.
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