Actions and Commitments
The various apologies offered over the years cannot erase the tragedy of the past. We are compelled to take actions that will lead to healing. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Report contained 94 Calls to Action which provide a roadmap for this necessary work.
We must continue to build on reconciliation initiatives present throughout the country to walk together on a path towards healing. What has been uncovered at the Kamloops Indian Residential School calls us once again to journey together to find light in the darkness, so that new life can begin.
July 13, 2021
A Dialogue Guide on Justice and Right Relationships; website contains eight sessions which includes questions to guide-sharing circles as well as curriculum ideas for use in secondary and post-secondary educational settings.
Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and educators, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive and experiential workshop that explores the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada.
June 29, 2021
Article by Mark McAllister from CTV News, June 7, 2021
The "Twinning" of the Diocese of Hamilton with Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay to provide on-site ministry formation and mental health assistance for Indigenous youth
Partnership of southern Dioceses with Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay, ongoing since 2016
Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, offering workshops nationwide based on COVID-19 guidelines.
A Catholic coalition of Indigenous people, bishops, clergy, lay movements and institutes of consecrated life, engaged in renewing and fostering relationships between the Catholic Church and Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
June 10, 2021
Beginning in 2018