Doug Ford's government just cut funding for educational programming about residential schools

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The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox is questioning recent actions by Doug Ford's government.  The new Ministry of Education abruptly cut summer sessions to develop education curriculum on Indian Residential Schools that were set to begin on July 9th and stripped the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation of a dedicated minister in June.

Truth-sharing and education on the Indian Residential School experience is one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and the money for this initiative was provided by the Federal government as part of a settlement agreement to Residential School Survivors to the provincial government.

Please write to Lisa Thompson (Huron-Bruce), the Minister of Education, to express your concerns about this issue:


CONTACT LISA
Blyth Office
408 Queen Street, PO Box 426
Blyth, ON N0M 1H0
Phone: 519-523-4251
Toll Free: 1-800-668-9320
Fax: 226-523-9296
Email: lisa.thompsonco@pc.ola.org
 

Kincardine Office
807 Queen Street, Unit 2
Kincardine, ON N2Z 2Y2
Phone: 519-396-3007
Toll Free: 1-866-396-3007
Fax: 519-396-3011
Email: lisa.thompsonco@pc.ola.org
 

Queen’s Park Office
Room 425 Main Legislative Building,
Queen’s Park Toronto, ON M7A 1A8
Phone: 416-325-3467
Fax: 416-325-3490
Email: lisa.thompson@pc.ola.org

Thank you to Joanne Arcand and SURJ Toronto for amplifying this issue.

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