September 29th, 2023

On September 30, we observe the third annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Established to remember the horrific history of residential schools, it emphasizes the enduring impact these institutions continue to have on Indigenous communities. 

As well as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30 is Orange Shirt Day. This day is an opportunity for us to pay tribute to the survivors and reflect upon the children lost and the systematic attempts at genocide of Indigenous Peoples.  

This day is made more poignant with the...Read more

August 30th, 2023

Yesterday, we learned of the discovery of nearly 100 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school in northern Saskatchewan. It is believed that buried at the site are 79 children and 14 infants. As the chief of English River First Nation said, schools should come with playgrounds, “not graveyards.” We are saddened and horrified by yet another reminder of the tragic history and treatment of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the residential school system and its legacy of intergenerational trauma. 

We act in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and the impacted communities at...Read more

August 28th, 2023

In Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, a white man fatally shot three Black people in a store located in a predominantly African-American neighbourhood. 

The community of Jacksonville is hurting and grieving in the wake of a heartbreaking act that authorities have deemed racially motivated. The world has lost Angela Michelle Carr, Anolt Joseph “AJ” Laguerre Jr., and Jerrald Gallion.

The hopes, dreams and aspirations of these individuals have been lost along with their lives. Their families and communities will now need to carry on without their loved ones in an...Read more