Children of the Residential School System

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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.


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    My Father My Survivor

    by shelly333, 3 months ago
    My Father is 75. He is a residential school survivor. He survived 6 years of sexual and physical abuse. He received 10 thousand dollars in 1994 for his pain and suffering. He is an alcoholic and has never been able to live independently. I have been his caretaker for 30 years. His PTSD will never go away. The trickle down effect is real and effects us all. I am glad he survived or my children and I would not be here. I am so proud of him.

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    Reflection on July 1 and Beyond

    by Iskivermont , 3 months ago
    Hearing about the lost children from Catholic residential schools is absolutely soul crushing. This news is in addition to my beginning understanding about the mistreatment and lasting generational suffering Indigenous people have endured from their connections to residential schools. The magnitude of the situation is impossible to imagine. The layers of repercussions of these archaic decisions hit like waves. I’ll start by reflecting on July 1 and moving forward I’ll continue to seek ways to support the First Nations community.
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