St. Aloysius parish in Allan, Saskatchewan held a Truth and Reconciliation workshop on Wednesday, June 6th in preparation for the National event occurring in Saskatoon. The workshop was hosted by the St. Aloysius Allan Catholic Women’s League and supported by the Allan Knights of Columbus. Continue reading Project of Heart comes to Allan, Saskatchewan – the heart of Treaty 6 Territory!
On Saturday, October 23rd, Ottawa’s Church of the Epiphany (Anglican) hosted members of the diocese’s Primates World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), who gathered to learn about the Indian Residential Schools. Participants engaged in a hands-on workshop to learn how their respective congregations in the diocese could engage in gestures of reconciliation through doing Project of Heart. The Indigenous children who died as a result of forced attendance at Stringer Hall Indian Residential School in Inuvik, North West Territories, were commemorated through the tiles decorated on their behalf. Continue reading Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
IRS survivor Chris Herodier with Kitchissippi member Laurie Joe
A church in Ottawa’s Island Park neighbourhood was the scene of a unique act of acknowledgement as members of Kitchissippi United Church remembered the dead and the surviviors of Mount Elgin Indian Residential school in Muncey, Ontario. Mount Elgin was administered by the United Church of Canada. Continue reading Church-run Mount Elgin School remembered by Kitchissippi United
In one of its last community activities as an independent congregation before amalgamating to form Kitchissippi United Church, members of Northwestern United Church in Ottawa’s west end gathered in May to participate in a Project of Heart workshop.
Led by POH co-founder Louise Madaire, the group met to do some research and find out a little of the Unitied Church’s complicity in carrying out the government’s “genetic engineering” project. A map of the IRSs across the country show which denominations and which locations the schools resided. Participants then met on a second evening to decorate the tiles and decide on a social justice issue to confront head-on. Click on the image to see the photo set from the two evenings.