We acknowledge with great gratitude and appreciation to be able to work, learn, and grow on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), and šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam) Nations.
In observation and in honour of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation day, Grow will be closed on Friday, September 30. This is a day that honours the experiences of Indigenous Peoples, celebrates resilience and affirms a commitment that every child matters. The College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC) has adopted a Standard of Practice for Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility, & Anti-Racism, which acknowledges the racism Indigenous groups face in health care and supports anti-racist and culturally safe care from Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in BC. This is an important step towards Reconciliation that we at Grow, as a group of health professionals, fully support in taking on to ensure Indigenous clients are treated with respect and dignity.
How do we take a step towards Truth and Reconciliation? It is important to acknowledge and have meaningful conversations with your child about how truth and reconciliation can go beyond wearing the orange shirt. You don't have to be the expert, but can learn alongside your child. Here are some ideas of how to approach this with them:
The Grow Team
Carla Monteleone & Deborah Carter own and operate Grow Speech and Language Therapy in Vancouver, BC