Thrive Community Support Circle > About Us > Truth and Reconciliation

Treaty Acknowledgement

Thrive Community Support Circle is located and prepares our work on original lands of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the National Homeland of the Red River Metis. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration. We also acknowledge that we receive our water from Shoal Lake, Treaty 3 Territory in which nourishes our body and feeds our lives.

Truth & Reconciliation — Every Child Matters

In 2021 we learned of the terrible discovery of 215 children buried in a mass grave at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. And today many more children continue to be found. This gruesome discovery has invoked many emotions, most significantly, great sadness, grief, and despair. We think of these children, and all the surviving children, who suffered as a result of the residential schools. We think of their families who continue to suffer through this great loss. We think of the Indigenous peoples across Canada that have, and continue to experience, intergenerational trauma perpetuated as a result of these horrific experiences and loss of their culture.

We cannot erase the past, but we can work together to do better in the future and support those who continue to suffer. As a community agency Thrive is committed to doing just that.

Thrive Community Support Circle is committed to ensuring we practice reconciliation each day by working in a good way to address and honor the 94 calls to action put forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We provide cultural programming, utilizing a holistic approach, to support those in need. We know that many people have been, and continue to be, significantly impacted by the horrendous acts perpetrated on innocent children, their families, their community, and their culture. We will continue to listen with open ears and open hearts to celebrate the Indigenous culture and help heal a painful history — together as one.

If you or someone you know is in need of mental health support, ongoing counselling or other programs and services, you can contact us at  204-772-9091 or visit our website at

If you or someone you know is in need of immediate support, a national hotline has been set up for those suffering as a result of residential schools — for survivors and family members of loved ones are encouraged to call 1-866-924-4419.