Expressions of Apology
We join with the Indigenous Peoples, the Catholic community and all Canadians in grieving for those who were physically, emotionally and spiritually abused by the Indian Residential School system.
Many of the dioceses or orders operating schools have offered apologies, dating back to the early 1990s. In recent days, many bishops throughout Canada have offered statements and introduced other initiatives to continue our ongoing path to truth and reconciliation.
Statement from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops following the recent discovery at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation
May 31, 2021
OMI Lacombe Canada: Regarding news from the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation (Kamloops Indian Band) of the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School
May 30, 2021
2008 Open letter of the Most Reverend Gerald Pettipas, C.S.s.R., Archbishop of Grouard-McLennan - Archdiocese of Diocese of Grouard-McLennan
April 28, 2008
Extract from Let Justice flow like a Mighty River, Brief by the CCCB to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate - An Apology to the First Nations of Canada by the Oblate Conference of Canada
July 24, 1991