Reconciliation and Residential Schools

The Moderator of the 2021 General Assembly and the past Moderator have issued an important joint statement regarding the Church’s responsibility for residential schools operated by the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The full text of this statement details of the church’s response.


In response to the devastating confirmation of unmarked graves on the grounds of former residential schools, and in honour of the children who were lost and all people living with the consequences of that legacy, The Presbyterian Church in Canada has established the Honouring the Children: Reconciliation and Residential Schools Fund. This fund will support initiatives associated with searches for unmarked burial sites in communities where schools were operated by The Presbyterian Church in Canada.

All work will complement efforts to address systemic racism against Indigenous people, both in the church and Canadian society, and the ongoing healing and reconciliation work being done in the ministries of the National Indigenous Ministry Council.

To begin, the church has committed $1 million from national funds, and invites congregations and individuals to make additional contributions to this important work.

How to donate

Here is the link to donate –

Donations by cheque can also be made directly through St. Andrews’s. Earmark the cheque for “Honouring the Children Fund”