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ARCHBISHOP’S CAMPAIGN FOR HEALING AND RECONCILIATION
SEPT. 10 – 11, 2022
In July, we witnessed Pope Francis travelling to our country to deliver a sincere apology to Indigenous people for the role Catholics played in a deeply flawed Residential School system. When we are able to set aside any defensiveness, we can truly see the harm caused by systems that resulted in abuse, the separation of children from families and the subsequent loss of culture and tradition.
The stage is now set for us to show our care for any Indigenous people still suffering as a result of their experiences. Through your generosity we can mark this time as the shift from apology to action. Through Healing & Reconciliation Grants, we are investing in Indigenous led projects that contribute to healing, education and the steps needed for true reconciliation.
We will publish information regarding each project so that you can see the impact of your gift and deeply appreciate the heroes among us who accompany vulnerable and marginalized people in this region. Please prayerfully consider giving to this year’s collection. As many First Nations leaders have stated, the apologies were a critical step but now the real work of healing and reconciliation must continue.