Pope Francis Willing to Visit Canada as Part of Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican says Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada to help ongoing efforts at reconciliation with Indigenous peoples following revelations of the Catholic church’s role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of children. In a brief statement, the Vatican said the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited the pope […]

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The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Beechwood Cemetery

September 30th marked the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To acknowledge the day, Beechwood Cemetery partnered with Project of Heart, the Assembly of 7 Generations, and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society to host an educational day for the public.   Members of A7G, Beechwood Cemetery, Family Caring Society, and Project […]

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Advanced Polls Now Open

Get your vote on! Advanced polls for the upcoming federal election are now open. Vote at your assigned polling station from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on: Friday, September 10; Saturday, September 11; Sunday, September 12; Monday, September 13. Info on your voting location can be found on your voter information card, which Elections Canada says you should have in the mail by […]

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No provincial holiday for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will not be considered a provincial statutory holiday in Ontario this year. A spokesperson for Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford says the day will be treated similar to Remembrance Day. A statement reads Ontario is “working in collaboration with Indigenous partners, survivors, and affected families to ensure the […]

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Government of Canada Enhancing Support For Indigenous Communities

The Canadian Government is taking further steps towards reconciliation. The federal government  announced Tuesday that it is taking action in order to ensure enhanced support for Indigenous communities across Canada. This is widely considered to be a direct response to the intergenerational trauma of the residential school system that was in place from 1828 to […]

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