Indigenous Peoples Social Issues

Implement the objectives of the Kelowna Accord.

Liberal Platform Page 47 October 5, 2015
Sep 2019

Parliament dissolved

September 11, 2019

Parliament was dissolved on September 11, 2019. This promise had no original timeline and is very broad in its wording. The ultimate objective of the Kelowna Accord, as originally stated in 2005, was to "close the gap" within 10 years that exists in the quality of life between Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians. That quality of life gap undeniably still exists in 2019, yet progress is being made on some fronts. That effort will likely continue over the next years and decades, and will hopefully be achieved eventually.

Nov 2005

First Ministers And National Aboriginal Leaders - Strengthening Relationships And Closing The Gap

First Ministers And National Aboriginal Leaders Document - November 2005 November 25, 2005

First Ministers and National Aboriginal Leaders agree to take immediate action to improve the quality of life for the Aboriginal peoples of Canada in four important areas - health, education, housing and relationships.

Click the link above to learn more about the Kelowna Accord. Please note that the name "Kelowna Accord" was coined by journalists following the November 2005 First Ministers meeting in Kelowna - therefore you won't find any reference to that term in official documents from this period.