The Peterborough Public Library and our funding partners are excited to announce that we will be the first public library to be recognized as a Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Legacy Space.

Legacy Spaces are safe, welcoming places where conversations and education about Indigenous history – and our collective journey towards reconciliation – are encouraged and supported. They also serve as symbols and reminders of the important work each of us needs to undertake, in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.

Thank you to our founding funding partners:

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Over the next 5 years the Peterborough Public Library is committed to providing programs, collections and services to support our community in Truth and Reconciliation learning and action. Our first initiative in addition to creating this Legacy Space is to update the indigenous collection with new labels and to ensure we are making space for Indigenous voices and stories.