Residential Schools in British Columbia: the City is outraged by this painful discovery
Published on 31 May 2021
Following the most recent news reporting the remains of 215 children found buried on the site of a former Indigenous residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, Ville de Châteauguay offers its sincerest thoughts to affected families, but also to the entire Indigenous community.
Residents of Châteauguay expressed their sadness by placing children’s shoes and boots on the forecourt of a church.
A hotline to help former residents of residential schools and those affected by residential schools has been set up across the country to offer emotional support and provide referrals for obtaining help services. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-866-925-4419.