RISE – Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton – is a group of citizens in the Edmonton region committed to reconciliation in actions and words.
Founded in 2015 in response to the one year anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s National Event in Edmonton, RISE is made up of people from all walks of life committed to moving reconciliation forward in our community. We are committed to raising awareness of the lasting impacts of residential school, creating safe spaces for conversations about reconciliation, and offering opportunities to learn more about and engage with Indigenous culture. Since our inception, RISE has engaged over 50,000 people in acts of reconciliation in our city.
In 2016, RISE incorporated as a not-for-profit society in Alberta. Through this incorporation, we formalized our governance structure, creating a Guiding Council. To learn more about how we made decisions and set direction for the organization, review our bylaws and learn more about membership to RISE.
The objectives of RISE are:
To raise awareness of the lasting impacts of residential school.
To create safe spaces for conversations about reconciliation.
To offer opportunities to learn more about and engage with Indigenous culture.
RISE is able to make such an impact in the community because of our dedicated volunteers. If you would like to support the work of reconciliation in Edmonton, consider sharing your time and talents with RISE. Sign up to become a volunteer today by visiting our CONTACT US page. If you would like to make a financial contribution to support the activities of RISE, please CONTACT US or DONATE ONLINE.