Children of the Residential School System

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Remember, support, and help raise awareness

Use this digital story space to leave words of condolence, support, personal anecdotes, photos of your ribbon or shoe display, or any information, knowledge or resources that may be helpful to those impacted by the reporting of children's remains at Canadian residential school sites.


On June 28, City of Pickering Council passed the following resolution (# 643/21):

Investigation of Missing Children at Residential Schools

Whereas, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified the need for further investigation of missing children at Residential Schools;

And Whereas the discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops residential school underscores this need;

Now therefore be it resolved that the Council of The Corporation of the City of Pickering supports the demands on the Federal Government to respond to the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by providing the needed supports to find and return the remains of all the lost children from all residential school sites and to secure the release of information held by the various religious groups involved in the operation of the residential schools; and,

That this resolution be forwarded to The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and all Durham Region Members of Parliament (MP) and Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP).

Resources

For immediate assistance to those who may need it, the national residential school crisis line is available 24 hours a day at 1.866.925.4419.


Remember, support, and help raise awareness

Use this digital story space to leave words of condolence, support, personal anecdotes, photos of your ribbon or shoe display, or any information, knowledge or resources that may be helpful to those impacted by the reporting of children's remains at Canadian residential school sites.


On June 28, City of Pickering Council passed the following resolution (# 643/21):

Investigation of Missing Children at Residential Schools

Whereas, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified the need for further investigation of missing children at Residential Schools;

And Whereas the discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops residential school underscores this need;

Now therefore be it resolved that the Council of The Corporation of the City of Pickering supports the demands on the Federal Government to respond to the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by providing the needed supports to find and return the remains of all the lost children from all residential school sites and to secure the release of information held by the various religious groups involved in the operation of the residential schools; and,

That this resolution be forwarded to The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and all Durham Region Members of Parliament (MP) and Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP).

Resources

For immediate assistance to those who may need it, the national residential school crisis line is available 24 hours a day at 1.866.925.4419.


  • Stand in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples - Learn About Our Shared History, and Take Action

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    The City of Pickering and Pickering Public Library extends its deepest sympathies to the Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island, and beyond on the reporting of children's remains at Canadian residential school sites.

    In response, Pickering is shifting the direction of Canada Day activities to focus on education, reconciliation and reflection. We will also display the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Flag, with all City flags at half-mast from dusk on June 30 through dawn on July 2.

    This Canada Day we invite you to Contemplate Canada. Learn more about our shared history, and ways that you can take action. Visit pickering.ca/CanadaDay.

  • Indigenous Relationship Building

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    The City of Pickering is on a journey of reconciliation. Our goal to improve cultural competency and awareness City-wide, and amplify the voice Indigenous residents, their history, and culture.

    Learn more at pickering.ca.

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