Statement on July 1st

Traditionally, United Way Halifax has shared a celebratory message on July 1st. Given everything we’ve learned about our country’s colonialist history and the horrific discoveries at residential schools, this no longer seems like the ideal way to mark the day this year.

Instead, this week we’ll be sharing different perspectives on the Canadian experience. We will reflect on this history and what additional actions we can take as an organization. United Way Halifax is committed to creating a more inclusive, equitable and compassionate community.