Na-mi-quai-ni-mak (I remember them) community support fund
There is a national and urgent need to help communities acknowledge the children that never made it home. Your gift to the Na-mi-quai-ni-mak (I remember them) community support fund helps support small community-based projects that further healing and remembrance related to residential schools in Canada. These funds support Indigenous communities, Survivor Organizations, registered non-profits and others with small grants for memorial activities.
Communities and Residential School Survivors know what activities best support healing, memorials and remembrance in their communities. When you make a gift to the community support fund you help build on previous efforts to recognize the lasting impact of residential schools on Indigenous communities.
Truth and Reconciliation Week fund
In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission published 94 calls to action. Six years later, Residential School Survivors continue to stress the need to share the history of Residential Schools and stories of truth and reconciliation in Canada’s education curriculum.
Truth and Reconciliation Week 2021 (September 27-October 1) will build upon the success of Every Child Matters: Reconciliation through Education that drew hundreds of thousands of students for a day-long historical reflection on the treatment of First Nations, Métis and Inuit in Canada. Your donation to the Truth and Reconciliation Week fund goes toward programming created by Indigenous storytellers for Grades 5-12 students in Canada.
Imagine a Canada
The Imagine a Canada 2021-2022 program asks Canadian youth from K-G12 and CÉGEP to envision a Canada reconciled.
Students who participate in the K-G5 stream are asked to submit an art piece, essay, or other representation which expresses their vision of a reconciled Canada. Students in the G6-G12 and CÉGEP stream are asked to go one step further and submit a plan and budget for their vision that addresses reconciliation in their community or school.
Twelve projects from the K-G5 stream and 15 projects from G6-G12 and CÉGEP stream will be selected and honoured in a national ceremony. With support from donors like you, the students responsible for these projects will have the opportunity to participate in online leadership training exercises. Your gifts will also support students with selected projects from the G6-G12 and CÉGEP stream who will receive a micro-grant to turn their vision of a reconciled Canada into a reality.
To learn more about the history and creation of the residential school system, its ongoing legacy and how it has shaped the country we live in today, visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website.