In December 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), delivered its final report, generating 94 Calls to Action to the Government of Canada, the residents of these lands, and the churches who operated Residential Schools. These churches include the Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and United Churches, as well as the Anglican Church of Canada.
After rich conversation, the leaders of Valhalla Parish decided to embrace the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #59, which calls on churches to:
develop ongoing education strategies to ensure that congregations learn about their church’s role in colonization, the history and legacy of residential schools, and why apologies to former residential school students, their families, and communities were necessary
We will integrate these opportunities for learning, unlearning, and re-learning into specific education opportunities as well as our worship services.
Valhalla Parish is committed to moving beyond thoughts and prayers to listening and action. One of the ways in which we are taking action is by contributing to the Anglican Healing Fund.
For the last 25 years, this fund has financially supported local, community-led healing projects. As a response to the on-going legacy of the residential school system, grants from the healing fund are made to encourage and initiate programs that help healing of language loss, cultural abuse and other forms of hurt and oppression.
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Stolen Land, Strong Hearts
This film is one of the responses of the Anglican Church of Canada's Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation, and Justice.
The purpose of this film is to respond to the calls to action by helping to provide education and insight into the racist foundations of many of Canada's laws still in existence to this day.