A parallel Aboriginal Healing
Foundation was created at the same time, although it lost its funding in March of 2010.
The author is the founding executive director of the Aboriginal Healing
Foundation, an organization dedicated to addressing the legacy of the residential school system and its inter-generational impacts.
The federal government responded to RCAP in 1998 with the release of Gathering Strength: Canada's Aboriginal Action Plan, a plan that included $350 million for the establishment of the Aboriginal Healing
Foundation, an organization designed to promote community-based healing and renewal initiatives.
in Canada: Studies in Therapeutic Meaning and Practice.
Survivors of the residential school experience from across Canada were acknowledged for their courage and resiliency during a day set aside by the Aboriginal Healing
Foundation as a day of commemoration.
Make a commitment of support to the aboriginal healing
fund (Journey to Wholeness).
The Catholic Entities say they do not owe money to the Aboriginal Healing
Jackie Miller is a Public Relations Officer with the Aboriginal Healing
Foundation, which has funded over 1,300 community healing projects across Canada since 1998.
The agreement also sets aside $10 million for commemoration activities and re-mandates and funds the Aboriginal Healing
Foundation at $25 million a year for the next five years to continue supporting local healing programs.
An activity-packed theme week called Voyageur Days was held, which included babies' and children's programs sponsored by a committee comprised of the Kenora Metis Council, the Nechee Friendship Centre, Aishinabeekweweg, an Aboriginal family support program funded by the Aboriginal Healing
and Wellness Strategy, and Kenora Area Health Access.
There is a sense in Aboriginal communities that something's wrong with the way the Aboriginal Healing
Foundation was operating, but the foundation's executive director, Mike DeGagne, says it's simply the fallout that comes from doing a tough job.
In his community he served as a Sandy Bay First Nation Band Council member and on an Aboriginal Healing