The Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee meets on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen-speaking and WSÁNEĆ nations. We acknowledge and thank the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, also known as the Songhees, Esquimalt and Beecher Bay First Nations communities for allowing us to live on their lands.
The VFCYJC further acknowledges that the capital region spans the Traditional Territories of Coast and Straits Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth peoples and that, by virtue of being represented by all 13 municipalities, our committee is responsible to help build respectful and enduring relationships with our First Nations neighbours.
Shared on from Indigenous Perspectives Society Executive Director Rachelle Dallaire, our guest at yesterday's first VFCYJC meeting of the fall. Rachelle, who is from the Montagnais people in lower Quebec and is an intergenerational survivor, will emcee the afternoon. It will be livestreamed on the City of Victoria - Local Government Facebook page. victoriaorangeshirtday.com...
"Police aren’t always the best people to respond to a person in crisis, nor should they be expected to be ... a new pilot project is being developed in Victoria this year that will prioritize providing peer-assisted mental health support." https://www.vicnews.com/news/victoria-peer-assisted-crisis-team-looks-to-be-difference-maker-for-mental-health-calls/