On January 28, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) announced details of a Canada-wide campaign by all 73 dioceses across the country. Canada’s Catholic Bishops have agreed to establish a new registered charity to support and advance healing and reconciliation initiatives. The charity is expected to manage the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund, which will accept contributions to fulfill the $30 million financial commitment made by Canada’s Bishops last September.

The establishment of this national framework builds on existing fundraising from local Catholic entities including the work done by our Bishops of Saskatchewan.  The Bishops launched the “Catholic TRC Healing Response” as an online appeal beginning in July, 2021, with the support of the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation.

On February 2, 2022, in a letter to the faithful, Bishop Mark Hagemoen announced plans for the Saskatoon Diocese to raise 1.25 million dollars over 5 years as its contribution to the national $30 million commitment.

To learn more about the Catholic TRC Healing Response (including a secure online donation form) go to: https://dscf.ca/catholic-trc-healing-response/