City of Kingston

Relationships and Partnerships.


In a bold move by their leadership, the City of Kingston embarked on a reconciliation path around the history and legacy of Sir John A. MacDonald. With a focus on Indigenous peoples, ‘Engage for Change’ and ‘Your Stories, Our Histories’ projects were created in consultation with its citizens. First Peoples Group worked with dedicated and committed City of Kingston staff to develop positives and respectful ways forward that included in-person dialogue, a community-based surveys and forums as well as strategic advice and Indigenous awareness training for Mayor and Council.

While there remains much work to be done all across Canada, Kingston’s reconciliation initiative holds continued and great promise to lead the transformation of the relationship between Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.