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What are ReconciliActions?


Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip and friend of the Cree, told all Canadians, “ReconciliActions act as the catalyst for important conversations, meaningful change, recognizing that change starts with every one of us and each person can make an impact.”

He raised awareness, acted on his beliefs, and challenged all Canadians – Indigenous and non-Indigenous – to do whatever they could to restore and rebuild relationships!

“If you google Paris, images of the Eiffel Tower will show up. … If you google Moose Factory, St. Thomas church will show up. It’s iconic. … In a time when we are tearing down statues and monuments, this community has chosen to uphold this building, this historic church, because of what it stands for. It’s in remembrance of our heritage, our past, the good things and the bad things and things that we say we will never, ever forget”

Norm Wesley, Emeritus Chair, St. Thomas Restoration Committee

We are restoring not only a building but the best in the relationships that created and sustained it.

Join us by giving to this ReconciliAction now!



Thank you for participating in this ReconciliAction through your generous giving.

Old St. Thomas was built in 1885 as one of the few carpenter gothic structures in the world. It was always a focal point of the community. Now with your support it will once again become a place to gather for elders, and youth and families, for cultural programs and Cree language workshops, as well as for special events and concerts. It will also honour the legacy of our loved ones laid to rest in the adjacent cemetery.

“It’s so important to keep our culture and our language alive.” – Frances Sutherland

Thank you for participating in this ReconciliAction through your generous giving.


We believe that the hope for the future always lies with our youth. There will be a variety of programs for children, youth, families, and elders where they can reconnect with their language and culture. When our elders share their knowledge through stories, handed down from generation to generation, pride in our traditions and heritage is restored and communities continue to heal and prosper.


“It is very important to remember all the positive things our community has done in the past to keep going with our culture: remembering how to preserve wild food, how to preserve the land, and how to keep the water clean so that our young people will have this knowledge for generations.” – Bob Sutherland


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