The Anglican Church of Canada is an independent, self-governing church in communion with the other 44 churches of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Like Canada, the church is culturally and theologically diverse. On any given Sunday the tradition of common prayer is expressed in 1,700 parishes across Canada in many languages and dialects including English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Inuktitut, and Cree.
Our church has offered apologies and will continue to do so. We have supported community-based programs for healing, through the Anglican Healing Fund, and we will continue that work both as it seeks to foster healing in the lives of persons and families, and to support the recovery of language, culture and spiritual practices consistent with Indigenous identities and traditions. We recognize that this work of healing and reconciliation will take many, many years and we pledge our very best efforts in being steadfast in that work. We ask for a similar expression of commitment from you, and as a member of the Senate's Aboriginal Peoples committee.
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