Chronology of CCCB Engagement
1943 to the Present
(Organized from most recent)
At the CCCB’s invitation, Pope Francis announces he will be visiting Canada to further healing and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.
Canadian Bishops announce $30M national financial pledge to support healing and reconciliation initiatives
Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of this Land
CCCB announces that Pope Francis will meet at the Vatican with an Indigenous delegation of Residential School survivors, elders and youth from 17 to 20 December 2021
Statement from the Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding the Saskatchewan “Catholic TRC Healing Response Appeal”
CCCB Statement – Date of the Delegation to the Holy See
Prayer for Tolerance, Forgiveness, Reconciliation on the occasion of the 2021 National Indigenous Peoples Day
CCCB Statement – Delegation to the Holy See
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) published a statement following the discovery of children’s graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.
The members of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) published a statement to support the implementation of The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (UNDRIP) in Canadian law.
The Canadian Council of Churches’ (CCC) Commission for Justice and Peace issues a letter to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General to support the Government’s commitment to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The CCCB is a member Church of the CCC.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle issues Message for the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages. Message and Video
Cardinal Gérald C. Lacroix delivers an address as papal envoy on the 200th anniversary of the evangelization of Western and Northern Canada
CCCB signs an ecumenical letter on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
CCCB President issues letter to the Indigenous Peoples of Canada
Bishops across Canada hold Listening Circles with Indigenous Peoples from 23 February to 16 July 2018
The Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council (formerly Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council) is expanded with a wider mandate and the addition of new Indigenous and episcopal appointments
Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council issues its annual message on the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
Founding of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, a Catholic coalition promoting reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples
Bishop Mark Hagemoen issues letter to the Mackenzie-Fort Smith Diocese on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (NIMMIWG)