Updated: Nov 9, 2022
This year, 2022, we have the 2nd Indigenous Reconciliation Fund collection within Canada, and the Diocese of Kamloops is participating in this initiative on Sunday November 13.
The Indigenous Reconciliation Fund is $30 million – it is made up of assessments on a Diocese-by- Diocese basis – the Kamloops Diocese assessment is $150,000; this amounts to a 5-year collection target of $30,000 per year. In 2021 the Diocese of Kamloops collected approximately $24,000 toward our assessment; if possible, we would like to make up the $6,000 shortfall in our collection amount this year. "Every bona fide healing proposal that comes to our attention, I, as your Bishop, will forward them on to the national committee making the decisions on the money directions, with my recommendation to approve." Click link below to read full letter from Bishop Nguyen.