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Steve Teekens

Do you want to take an active role in reconciliation? Steve Teekens, executive director of United Way-supported Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence), explains why getting educated about Indigenous culture and history is an important step.

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Lyla gained skills and experience through her job at a United Way-supported employment social enterprise. Now, she wants to help other people overcome barriers and build brighter futures for themselves.

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Max FineDay

Executive Director of Canadian Roots Exchange Max FineDay thinks youth play an important role in reconciliation. Find out how his organization is helping young Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders redefine the future.

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