The Rev. Mary Fontaine, Moderator of the 2023 General Assembly, participated in the site selection ceremony of the National Residential Schools Monument on Parliament Hill on June 20, 2023. Call to Action #81 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada states that “We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Survivors and their organizations, and other parties to the Settlement Agreement, to commission and install a publicly accessible, highly visible, Residential Schools National Monument in the city of Ottawa to honour Survivors and all the children who were lost to their families and communities.” Speakers at the ceremony included residential school Survivors as well as the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Mary Simon. The Moderator was accompanied by the Rev. Dr. Karen Dimock, Minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, and the Rev. Victor Kim, Principal Clerk of the PCC. For more information, visit: