Who We Are
Canada Confesses is a thriving hub where engaged Canadians collaborate on impactful projects.
At Canada Confesses, we empower marginalized populations to safely share their experiences with injustice while fostering sustainable action toward a more equitable future.
During the pandemic, two Black Undergrad students met in October 2020 at On-Site Placement’s Youth Program. They wanted to do something in response to growing apathy, misinformation, and a lack of public awareness of social injustices in Canada.
They envisioned a platform that could connect and amplify changemakers. With limited resources and funding, they mobilized Canadians online to address these social issues.
Canada Confesses launched on February 19, 2021.
Through ACGC’s SDG Hub program, Canada Confesses began connecting its work to sustainability.
We received more resources and tools to develop the project, which is ever-expanding to achieve our mission and vision.
Canada Confesses unravels the myth that Canada is free from racism and social inequities.
While Canada is often admired for its multiculturalism and commitment to diversity, the truth is that our nation, like any other, grapples with its own share of deep-rooted issues. At Canada Confesses, we are determined to shed light on these realities and challenge the misconception that racism and social inequities are non-existent within our borders.
A reality where Canada confesses its injustices and actively works toward change.
By confessing Canada's past and present wrongdoings, we lay the foundation for genuine transformation. We recognize that change can only come through a collective effort, and that's why we actively engage with diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences.
Anonymous Platform - Canada Confesses aims for marginalized and historically oppressed populations to safely share their experiences with injustice in Canada.
Media Campaign - Canada Confesses aims for Canadians to see social injustices more often so they’re increasingly aware of social justice issues.
Resources & Volunteer Opportunities - Canada Confesses provides Canadians with valuable resources and connects people to volunteer opportunities and organizations so there’s more collective action.
What do we do?
Canada Confesses serves as a thriving hub where engaged Canadians come together to collaborate on impactful projects that drive positive change.
Through our initiatives, such as the Confessions platform, Resource Database, The Snapshot Newsletter, and Voices of Canada, we actively align our efforts with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
How do we do it?
We are committed to creating a more just and equitable society in Canada. Our initiatives are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, including reducing inequalities, promoting peace and justice, and fostering partnerships for collective action.
Prejudiced & biased beliefs, assumptions, attitudes, and ideas, one confession at a time.
The voices of the historically & intentionally muted, excluded, marginalized, and oppressed.
Canadians with resources to advocate for solutions to the issues that affect them and be advocates of social justice.
Communities with organizations, projects, and initiatives that meet their needs.
Conversations on critical issues and discourses centered on understanding and addressing social injustices.
Individual & Institutional action on critical social issues across various sectors.
We believe in having core values that guide our project, our team, and how we go about our work.
Respect & Integrity of all Persons and the Land
We acknowledge and honour the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples who own the lands we work on. We support the 94 recommendations from the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and call for Land Back to Indigenous nations. We recognize our role in reconciliation and commit to raising awareness of ongoing systemic injustices, supporting anti-racist policies, and respecting & enhancing Indigenous sovereignty.
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Decolonization
Canada Confesses values and upholds Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Decolonization (EDID) principles through its core goals and initiatives. We value a diverse environment where everyone is included and treated equitably.
Sustainability & Community
Canada Confesses prioritizes sustainability and community, whereby our initiatives and projects have long-lasting impacts and benefits to our communities. We strive to do good instead of harm to the communities we serve and belong to. Our goals and objectives are anchored by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Although Canada Confesses emerged to highlight Canada’s injustices, we have the global community in mind. We expose the injustices abroad that Canada has a role in and stand in solidarity with global movements for justice. Our volunteers act as Global Citizens and demonstrate effective Allyship.