Grieving together for 215 Indigenous children, their families and communities

Recently, Canada was faced with the horrific discovery of 215 Indigenous children found near the site of Canada’s largest residential school in Kamloops, BC.

Because of the courage of residential school survivors and their families, we know some of the horrors that happened at residential schools; however, we can never prepare ourselves for this type of heart wrenching discovery.

Everyone at AHS is collectively grieving the loss of these children and are mourning with their families and communities as we remember the travesties that occurred in Canada’s residential schools.

We express our deepest sympathies to everyone who has been impacted, and hope we can honour the memories of those lost and those still living with the trauma through truth and reconciliation.

There is so much more work to do and we each have a role to play. Education, awareness, learning, and a commitment to do better can unite us on a path forward.

Flags at all AHS sites are at half staff to honour the children from Kamloops and all those who never returned home.

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