Truth and Reconciliation Week Introduction
On Friday, September 30, we will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which has been implemented in response to the recommendations from the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. As a Christian community we are united in our desire to bring reconciliation and hope to those who are hurting, as was modelled by Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:28-30; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19).
We believe this is an excellent opportunity for our students to walk out the HCOS biblical attribute of restoration. The description reads, “Students will become aware of the call to be compassionate peacemakers, and to be participants in God’s mission to bring about the restoration and reconciliation of all things according to His intention for creation.”
During this time of reflection on our history as a nation, our team has assembled a list of resources to help support your family as we all work towards healing and reconciliation. As our community takes a pause to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, it is our prayer that you and your family will find opportunities to help fulfill God’s mandate of restoration.