Call to Action # 61

We call upon church parties to the Settlement Agreement, in collaboration with Survivors and representatives of Aboriginal organizations, to establish permanent funding to Aboriginal people for: 

  1. Community-controlled healing and reconciliation projects.
  2. Community-controlled culture and language revitalization projects. 
  3. Community-controlled education and relationship- building projects. 
  4. Regional dialogues for Indigenous spiritual leaders and youth to discuss Indigenous spirituality, self- determination, and reconciliation. 

Why “In Progress?”

All the Church Parties to the Settlement Agreement have funding programs in place most of which pre-date the TRC Calls to Action. The Catholic Church only raised $3.7M of a targeted $25M to fund ongoing Indigenous “Reconciliation” programs. A legal decision allowed them to forego raising the balance. Prorated refunds to the other Church Parties to the Settlement Agreement as a result of that decision were all re-allocated by the churches to Indigenous programming.

Current Status

July 5, 2022

In Progress

Previous Status

May 14, 2022

In Progress

Latest Updates

Actions and Commitments

Explore by Themes

Church Parties Commitment to Permanent Funding

Read more