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Every Child Matters

With you, my heart breaks when I think of the children who died as a result of the residential school system run by churches on behalf of our government and the people of our country.  The devastation of the children’s parents, families, and communities is impossible to fathom.  The Anglican Church of Canada was part of that horrible legacy.  Over time, our church has been working with indigenous peoples and others to achieve truth and reconciliation.  You can learn about this process on the website of the Anglican Church of  Canada.

As part of this work, our leaders have offered apologies.  Here are links to the apologies and a statement from Archbishop Linda Nicholls.  I encourage you to read the apologies and learn more about how we can be part of the healing process.  Every child matters.

Respectfully yours, 



Apology to Native People

By the Primate, Archbishop Michael Peers to the National Native Convocation, Friday, August 6, 1993


An Apology for Spiritual Harm

By Archbishop Fred Hiltz – video of apology July 12, 2019


An Apology for Spiritual Harm

By Archbishop Fred Hiltz – written apology July 12, 2019


Every Child Matters

By Archbishop Linda Nicholls, June 2, 2021

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