RVH respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we are situated is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabek Nation.
We further acknowledge the enduring presence of the Indigenous people of this region, specifically, the Chippewa Tri-Council First Nations, comprised of the:
- Beausoleil First Nation
- the Chippewas of Rama, and
- the Chippewas of Georgina Island
We also recognize the:
- Moose Deer Point First Nation
- the Wahta Mohawks, and
- the Georgian Bay and Moon River Métis Councils in this region
We note, too, that the Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Nations have also walked on this territory over time.
We pay our respects to the past, present and future caretakers of these sacred lands and dedicate ourselves and our organization to advancing truth and reconciliation in our community, and creating safe and equitable spaces for all.
As we reflect on our important connection to this land where we learn, work and heal, may people continue to be our inspiration to Make each life better. Together.
DWF Legacy Space
RVH has partnered with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) and the North Simcoe Muskoka Indigenous Health Circle to bring a DWF Legacy Space to the health centre.
The DWF Legacy Space offers a safe place to pause and reflect on Indigenous history and reconciliation. It serves as a reminder of the important work each of us needs to do on this journey together.
RVH is the now the first public healthcare setting in Canada with a Legacy Space designation. Learn more about this project by clicking the button below.