We cannot go back and rewrite this chapter of Canadian history, but to all the survivors who may learn about this work, I would say this: thank you for your courage, honesty, and resilience in both surviving and sharing your stories, we now have the opportunity to find new ways of living together, support the building of an inclusive and compassionate community, and ensure that the mistakes of the past do not determine Saskatoon’s future. – Carm Michalenko | Executive Director Saskatoon Community Foundation
In 2017, the Saskatoon Community Foundation announced the creation of the Community Fund for Reconciliation, a fund that would support the work of reconciliation for all the people of Saskatoon. This granting program was built on collaboration and partnership.
In order to qualify for this granting program one of the criteria requires that the program must be a collaborative relationship between an indigenous lead organization and a non-indigenous lead organization, further building the relationship of reconciliation in the community.