As you know, inclusion and diversity are at the heart of AFP Quebec’s values. It is essential for the Association to recognize the Indigenous nature of the many territories of Turtle Island where we work and reside. Many Indigenous peoples have lived in or on this territory for tens of thousands of years, and still live there today. As an organization at the heart of a sector devoted to the reduction and elimination of inequities and to vulnerable communities, we think it’s crucial to understand the past and present consequences of colonialism. We must also recognize that the systemic challenges facing Indigenous peoples are not limited to the past and are still present today. As refugees, settlers, immigrants or their descendants, and as visitors, each and every one of us must educate ourselves and learn more about local unceded territories and territories ceded by treaty, and their history. As an organization and as individuals, we will continue to work on what it means to us to fight for decolonization, while continuing to act on the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, with the sincere hope of creating a more equitable future—together.