Special coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Welcome to the Anglican Journal’s extensive coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) national events. Click on the sliders below for a list of stories from each event or scroll down to see all the stories one at a time.
Ottawa National Event News, May/June 2015
In his annual New Year's address at Christ Church Cathedral, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, said the church must ensure that the interests and well-being of children, in Canada and around the world, are upheld.
The six-year mandate of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) ended December 15 with the release of a multi-volume report that ushers in what the commissioners called a "new era in reconciliation for Canada."
Alberta National Event, March 2014
The seventh and final national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) began in Edmonton March 27 with TRC chair Justice Murray Sinclair stating that the goal of reconciliation must be to establish "a relationship of mutual respect" between indigenous and non-indigenous people of Canada.
For National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, participating in the national events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) has been "a strange mixture of Good Friday and Easter."
B.C. National Event, September 2013
David Scott, a representative of the London-based New England Company (NEC), said he was grateful he had the opportunity to witness the B.C. National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), held Sept. 18 to 21 in Vancouver.
When Charon Spinks and her husband, Tim, got married in 1962, he asked her to promise that if they ever had children, they wouldn't hand down to them what they had learned and experienced at St. George's Indian Residential School in Lytton, B.C.
Quebec National Event, April 2013
The first thing one notices upon entering the room is a small woodentree standing against a blown up image of a group of native childrenstaring glumly at the camera.
The Rev. Jennifer Bourque spent most of her time in the "Churches'Listening Area" at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Quebecnational event, held here April 24 to 27.
Saskatchewan National Event, June 2012
The fourth national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), held in Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, was not just about the survivors. It was also about their children and grandchildren, said TRC Commissioner Mr. Justice Murray Sinclair.
Wearing his trademark cowboy hat, Terrance Assiniboine appeared at the recent survivors' hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings in Saskatoon to tell the audience how he came to be the man he is today.
Northern National Event, June 2011
For a moment in time they were children once more as they each held up a cupcake with gooey vanilla-chocolate frosting and a tiny flickering candle.
Inuvik-Two Anglicans from the South who joined the Northern National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) here said they have been transformed by their experience of meeting former students and listening to their testimonies about the Indian residential schools.
Atlantic National Event, October 2011
The Atlantic National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), held in Halifax Oct. 26 to 29, closed with a birthday...
In the 1990s, hundreds of survivors from Shubenacadie were the first to file a class action lawsuit against the federal government for loss of language and culture, and for physical and sexual abuse.
Winnipeg National Event, June 2010
Video of the first Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Winnipeg.
Flora Packo moved from one table to another getting as many brochures, posters, photocopies of photographs and other materials about Indian residential schools as she could.