Truth and Reconciliation
One week ago today we learned of the terrible discovery of 215 children buried in a mass grave at the Kamloops residential school. This gruesome discovery has invoked many emotions, most significantly, great sadness, grief, and despair. To think of these and all the children who suffered as a result of these schools, their families who continue to suffer through this great loss, and the Indigenous peoples across Canada that have and continue to experience intergenerational trauma perpetuated as a result of 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 and 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, providing cultural programming along with holistic approach at programs and services to support those in need with what they 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 www.ThriveCommunitySupportCircle.com
If you or someone you know is in need of support, a national hotline has been set up for those suffering as a result of residential schools for both survivors and family members of loved ones which can be accessed by calling 1-866-924-4419.