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Reconciliation Activities

Activities to Further Your Reconciliation Journey

Through fun, engaging and meaningful activities for all ages, find ideas below to expand your learning and further your Reconciliation journey.

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Begin the Learning Journey with Your Section

Help youth build their understanding of Canada's broader Reconciliation journey and support them in their own learning. 



The Meaning of Place (Beaver & Cub Scouts)

A reflective thought exercise to help us look at places through the lens of others and understand that people may see value in the same place for different reasons. 


Sharing & Fairness (Beaver & Cub Scouts)

An experiential activity to help youth understand the principles of sharing belongings and compromise. 


There’s a Word for That!... or is there? (Scouts, Venturers, Rovers)

Work together to create a language that conveys your Section/Patrol’s culture and values.  Have you ever noticed that sometimes a phrase doesn’t translate directly from one language to another?  Let’s explore this a little more to see what is at play! 


Why Apologize? (Beaver & Cub Scouts)

An activity to help youth understand what an apology will and will not do. 


Meals at Residential Schools (Scouts, Venturers, Rovers)

Analyzing historical photographs about meals in residential schools in comparison to meals that we might have grown up with to better understand some of the injustices youth in residential schools faced.  


Creating a Meaningful Land Acknowledgement (Scouts, Venturers, Rovers)

A thoughtful practice of using language from the heart that demonstrates respect and appreciation for the land we use and call our home, and steps forward on our reconciliation journey. 


Spirit Bear and the Children Make History

Listen to or read Spirit Bear’s story to learn about how you can help to make a difference in the lives of all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children.  


Being an Ally

What does it mean to be an ally and how can one work towards allyship?


Make Bannock — Traditional Indigenous Frybread Recipe

Create your own flavours of Bannock using this easy recipe.


Royal Saskatchewan Museum — Indigenous storytelling by Elder Hazel Dixon

The National Film Board of Canada

A collection of Indigenous Peoples of Canada films in over 40 topics. Each topic contains multiple films ranging in length from a couple of minutes to an hour.


“O Canada” — Sung in Ojibwe

Learn to sing the national anthem in a Ojibwe with subtitles in Cree and English!


Finding our Place in Reconciliation

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has 94 calls to action that all people living in Canada can do to help address the harms, of the past and present, on First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

As Scouts, understanding these actions is a first step in starting our long-term learning journey about who we are, what’s happening around us, and our responsibility to contribute to reconciliation. 


Canadian Heritage's Teaching Resources

Review a selection of material drawn from the Museum's artifact and archival collections. Historical and contemporary objects, images, and documents vividly express the cultural diversity as well as the creativity, resourcefulness, and endurance of this country's First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

Check out the “Teachers and Kids” section for educational activities and resources.


Celebrate Indigenous People — Indigenous Corporate Training Inc

A compiled list of 21+ important Indigenous people from all walks of life, this list spotlights inspirational Indigenous leaders, artists, activists, journalists, veterans, musicians, comedians, authors, documentarians, athletes and “just plain folk” whose determination and commitment to their passion and beliefs have, and continue to, improve Canada’s culture and social wellness.


Residential Schools and Orange Shirt Day — Empowering the Spirit

Follow the link to experience teaching tools for children of all ages related to the history and legacy of the residential school system and the importance of Orange Shirt Day.