On the five-year anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issuing the 94 Calls to Action, Justice Ministries reflects on their importance and highlights a need to address them.
On the Healing and Reconciliation Sunday on May 24, the Presbyterian Church in Canada will pray for the children of the residential schools who could not make it home and for their families. Join us on this day to recall and respond to Healing and Reconciliation, to work towards justice with and for the Indigenous peoples.
Thirty-three members of The Presbyterian Church in Canada visited Birdtail Sioux First Nation in Manitoba last weekend to personally apologize for the church’s role in running Birtle Residential School and the dark legacy left behind. The visit is part of the PCC's Healing and Reconciliation National Tour, which takes place [...]
A new timeline poster from Justice Ministries is now available that outlines the historical relationship between The Presbyterian Church in Canada and Indigenous people of our country. The timeline is from 1866 to 2017, beginning with James Nisbet, the first Presbyterian missionary with Indigenous people in Canada who establishes the mission near [...]
PCC Response to Globe and Mail Article on Funding of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA)
On 27 April 2016, an article in the Globe and Mail began with the headline Other churches escape residential-schools settlement obligations in wake of Catholic deal. This followed reports that the Catholic entities fell far short of their $25M fundraising goal of their contribution amount toward the agreement, thus triggering [...]
The Presbyterian Church in Canada Remarks at the Release of the Final Report, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada The Rev. Karen Horst, Moderator, 141st General Assembly Ottawa, 15 December 2015 I acknowledge the territory of the Algonquin peoples with thanksgiving for their stewardship of this land. Survivors, Elders, Commissioners, colleagues, and [...]
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its final report on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in Ottawa. The event took place at the Shaw Convention Centre. "As Commissioners, we have been moved, strengthened, softened by what we have heard. We were reminded afresh that all this happened to little children who [...]
The official opening of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) in Winnipeg took place this week on Wednesday, November 4, along with the launch of the Centre's database that holds Canada's memory of the legacy of Indian residential schools. The online database is open to the public, containing rich multi-media [...]
On Wednesday, September 30, national office staff gathered for a photo wearing orange shirts. The 3rd annual Orange Shirt Day is in recognition of the children who suffered harm in the residential school system, to their sense of self-esteem and well-being. Visit orangeshirtday.weebly.com to read Phyllis's Story. We are [...]