Catholic bishops miss deadline to release details of $30M pledge for residential school survivors – CBC

Dec 22, 2021
Official says fundraiser is still a high priority, with details to come in the ‘near future’

When Canada’s Catholic bishops announced a $30-million fundraising campaign to support reconciliation projects for residential school survivors earlier this year, they promised to release additional details in November.

But now, just as millions of Catholics prepare for Christmas mass this weekend, CBC News has learned the national campaign hasn’t yet started.

An official with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) says they’re still working on a detailed plan.

First Nations leaders, survivors and advocates interviewed say they’re disgusted, but not surprised.

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