Archives for reconciliation

Exciting New Project

47 years ago, an empty United Church on the corner of Ross Avenue and Sherbrook Street in Winnipeg became Rossbrook House. Young people were often found lounging and, sometimes, resting on the left-behind pews. Today, while we still hold the values created by Sister Geraldine MacNamara and the youth who created this inner-city drop-in centre, a lot has changed. Rossbrook House remains a safe haven for children and youth. It is a place for programming, meals, and to meet friends.     In the spirit of reconciliation, Rossbrook House is working towards being an inclusive space for all. After consultation
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Honouring the Children

Rossbrook House held a special event for participants on September 30. All in attendance, mostly children and youth, learned about the meaning behind the orange shirt from knowledge keepers on #OrangeShirtDay and the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.     Angie Cote says she prefers to be called a helper- rather than knowledge keeper. Together with Sheldon Cote and Shannon Allard, they helped the participants learn more about residential schools. Click to view our short video     A prayer was shared by Sheldon as he explained that the tobacco smoke from his pipe will rise up, bringing his prayers
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