Number TEN has been working and collaborating with First Nation, Inuit, and Metis communities for over 50 years. We have built many friendships, and designed places that respond to our understanding of each communities' history, culture, and aspirations.

But we can do better. We need to build a deeper understanding.
We believe the future of our country depends on it.

Actively participating in National Truth and Reconciliation week is an important step in our collective journey.
Join us in a week of learning, action, and commitments to the future. We encourage everyone to enter this process with an open mind and an open heart.



Monday, September 26


List of Resources for Reading/Listening


"Did you See Us? Reunion, Remembrance, and Reclamation at an Urban Indian Residential School"
By Survivors of the Assiniboia Indian Residential School  LINK

"In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation"
By Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail  |  LINK

"A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Edited and Abridged"
By the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada  LINK


"An Indigenous Perspective on Reconciliation"
By Willie Ermine  |  VIDEO

Other Events

RAIC 2022 Commemoration of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation  LINK


By Caroline Bosc, Professional Interior Designer

Signage exists everywhere in our world. You see it when you drive down the street, you read it as you walk through malls and airports. It is in our grocery stores, in our workplaces, and it is most definitely in our schools.

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By Reanna Merasty, Architectural Intern

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Indigenous history and the voices of Indigenous people are vibrant and shape our environment. June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to celebrate the vibrancy of the various nations, and unwavering contributions by Indigenous Peoples. Adjacent to the celebrations, is the time for knowledge sharing, and furthering education and understanding on Indigenous history.

By Erns Wall, Interior Designer


A year ago, during what felt like an incredibly long 3-month period of working from home during the first lock-down, I was getting ready to get back to the office and ‘get back to normal’. A lot of people - myself included - were under the impression that by September of last year the worst would all be behind us and COVID-19 would simply be a blip in our collective memories. Unfortunately, this was not the case, and a year later we are finding ourselves in the throes of another wave. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel – as more people get vaccinated and we work towards herd immunity it is looking again like maybe – just maybe – things could start to get back to normal this year. Optimists are again saying September, but a recent poll revealed the consensus that ‘normal’ will not be back until the spring of next year.

We’ve created a small collection of our favourite homemade holiday treats as a means to give warmth and cheer this season. May these recipes fill your hearts as they have ours.

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