From September 1st to September 30th, 104 GSPS members logged their daily kilometres completed during work outs, walks and runs with a goal of completing one kilometre per child that never returned home from Canadian residential schools. This number is estimated to be 10,000 children (however we acknowledge that the true number may never be known as the search for unmarked graves is still ongoing).

We ran for all the child victims of Canadian Residential schools who endured unimaginable trauma; and for all the families whose lives were forever changed as they watched their children being taken away. Since the onset of colonization and through decades of intergenerational trauma, we acknowledge the role that Police have played in systemic racism and we know that there is much work to be done in order to repair and heal the relationship between Police and the Indigenous community.

Each GSPS member who participated in the GSPS Relay for Reconciliation completed a 1-hour CPKN course entitled “Reflection on Truth and Reconciliation”, where they learned about the Calls to Action brought forward by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. group of people wearing orange shirts

Today, on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we concluded our Relay for Reconciliation and we are humbled to announce we collectively ran 12,331 kms.

As a police service, we continue to expand our learning and understanding of Indigenous history and culture, and nurture our partnerships with Indigenous community members based on trust and respect.

We strive to make positive change in our community and move toward healing and reconciliation, because Every Child Matters.