NOTE: Due to the pandemic, Anglican churches were closed, and services were held online via Zoom; and government issued health measures were enforced. Safety became a priority for all projects, therefore the number of participants in the projects was limited. Consequently, projects became Land Based Healing Camps, and it took the projects longer time to finish their activities.

The purpose of the Healing Fund is to help facilitate the healing of former residential school students, their families, and communities. The goals of the Healing Fund are to regain and enhance one’s traditional knowledge, engage in the healing processes, and advance capacity skills development. Many projects focus on traditional knowledge, natural worlds, cultural arts, outdoor activities, and healing circles.

Spring 2019

Mnidoo Mnising Buffalo Sundance
Project: Intergenerational Healing Restorative Practices through Sundance
Wikwemikong, ON
Amount: $14,880
The gatherings of this ceremony attracted many people from North America.

Newo Yotina Friendship Centre, Inc
Project: Regina Indigenous Language Reclamation
Regina, SK
Amount: $14,944

Ontario Indian Residential School Support Services
Project: Indigenous Way of Life – Inninew Bimahtisoowin
St. Batchewana, ON
Amount: $9,500

 Fall 2019

The Indian Friendship Centre in Sault Ste. Marie
Project: Tiknaagan Revival
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Amount: $15,000

Mishamikoweesh Corporation
Project: Language is Healing School
Kingfisher Lake, ON
Amount: $14,995

Quadra Village Community Centre
Project: Ruth’s Place
Victoria, BC
Amount: $15,000

Tr’ondek Hwech First Nation
Project: Reclaiming our own Roots
Dawson City. YT
Amount: $15,000

Some of the participants in this project were Sixty Scoop survivors, and the healing camp continued after the completion of the project under the guidance of the elderly women.