The Indigenous Solidarity Working Group, comprising parishioners and friends, is interested in the complex and myriad issues surrounding Indigenous People in Canada, and in particular relating to our urban Indigenous neighbours.
The group’s focus is both education and outreach. New members are welcome to assist with programming.
If you’re interested in Indigenous issues and our ministry, please use the form below to sign up for our newsletter, and let us know if you’d like more information on how to get involved.
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The Diocese of Toronto is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action #82: “We call upon provincial and territorial governments, in collaboration with Survivors and their organizations, and other parties to the Settlement Agreement, to commission and install a publicly accessible, highly visible, Residential Schools Monument in each capital city to honour Survivors and all the children who were lost to their families and communities.”
A Spirit Garden will open in 2023 at Toronto City Hall and will be a place for teaching, learning, sharing and healing. More information is available on the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre’s website.
Donations can be made through the Diocese of Toronto’s website.
Redeemer has committed to supporting a beautiful and eloquent mural on our lower west wall by an Indigenous artist. We eagerly anticipate having a preliminary design shortly. In the meantime, please go to our website for more detailed information.
To learn more, listen to David Burt’s testimony below.
ISWG Mural Vision Concept Brief
If you’re interested in learning more about challenges and issues facing Indigenous Peoples, check out our Reading and Resources list below, as well as recent news in the sidebar.
Being the Church God is Calling Us to Be
The ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle began on August 8, 2018 at the University of North British Columbia campus in Prince George, B.C. The report of the day’s proceedings on the Anglican Church website includes the assertion that “the dream of a self-determining Indigenous church within the Anglican Church of Canada is closer than ever to becoming a reality”.
In the late afternoon, Sacred Circle received a draft version of the document An Indigenous Spiritual Movement: Becoming What God Intends Us to Be, which laid out the goals of self-determination, its meaning and guiding principles.