Psychology’s Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report

The Canadian Psychological Association and the Psychology Foundation of Canada have collaboratively released a report on the topic of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (2015) report. The task force was created in order to develop concrete, action-oriented recommendations to improve the field’s service to the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations in Canada. This report specifically includes psychology’s role in service delivery, research, and mental health program development and evaluation.

The report contains acknowledgements and apologies for the discipline of psychology’s failure to meet their own ethical standards and for causing harm toward Indigenous Peoples.

In addition to this report, the task force recommended that a fact sheet, cultural allyship, literacy training module, and a standing committee be created.