Truth and Reconciliation
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops at its September 2021 Plenary meeting announced a nation-wide collective financial commitment in the amount of thirty million dollars to support healing and reconciliation initiatives for residential school survivors, their families, and their communities. The Truth and Reconciliation Fund serves as a tangible expression of the commitment to engage in truth, reconciliation, and healing with Indigenous Peoples and to address the trauma Indigenous Peoples experienced and continue to experience to this day due to the Residential Schools Policy.
Each Diocese across Canada has pledged a sum of money to ensure that the national financial commitment will be met. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough has agreed to pledge the sum of $400,000 and our own parish, St. Joseph Church, is happy to support this endeavour for healing.