Truth and Reconciliation: David Bouchard

David Bouchard is an Order of Canada Recipient, M├ętis author, educator and champion of reconciliation. He is also a critical friend of the Algoma District School Board.
For a week in May, we welcomed David into a number of schools, classrooms and community venues. David reminded us that as Canadians, we are at a pivotal time in our history as we move ahead on our journey of Truth and Reconciliation. Together, we share the responsibility of explaining our shared history to our youth, and schools provide an essential space to begin and continue that conversation.

In his presentations to parents and educators David helped to bring forward the difficult questions that face us:

  • What do we share?
  • When is a child old enough to grasp the significance of Truth and Reconciliation?
  • How do we tell this story?
  • As an educator am I equipped to tell the story?

Over 3 days:
David spoke to

530
students at school sessions,
50
parents at a PIC evening event and
75
ADSB educators, and Indigenous community partners as key note at Algoma University at a Truth and Reconciliation workshop hosted by ADSB