As human beings, people of faith, advocates for vulnerable families, mothers, fathers and sisters, we are heartbroken at the discovery of the remains of 215 children buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia and the hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.

We recognize that the painful history of forced separation of children from their families, together with the physical, sexual and psychological abuse suffered by these children, is part of the devastating historical trauma of Indigenous people in Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified more than 3,200 children who died at residential schools. Nearly a third of them were unnamed. The efforts to find the names of these children have been underway for years.

We honor and remember the children taken and the families and communities left behind. We recognize that every child matters. We mourn the lives lost and extend our condolences to Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, Cowessess First Nation, survivors, families and all Indigenous communities throughout Turtle Island and the world.

We stand in solidarity with our Indigenous brothers and sisters and support the call for nationwide searches for mass graves at all residential school sites. The history of violence, pain and trauma must be acknowledged to move forward on the path of true Reconciliation.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports

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Sonshine's 2020-21 Report to the Community is live! You can read it here.

Sonshine Children's Centre Awarded for Educating the Heart

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The Sonshine Children's Centre has been recognized with a GRIT ASaP award.

This award celebrates the Children's Centre staff for their commitment and leadership in educating the heart by supporting and strengthening children's social and emotional learning and well-being through the AsAp program.

Way to go, team!!!!!

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Go Further!

From now until August 15, when you donate to Sonshine through Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink, your donation will be matched up to 50%!


You can also Chip in For Kids by texting KIDS186 to 30333 to donate $10 to Sonshine. Until August 15, Shaw will match your donation and the matched donation will then be matched again by the Shaw Charity Classic, up to an additional 50%. Your $10 can grow into a donation of $30!

Baking the World a Better Place

This Stampede, supporting Sonshine is a piece of cake. From July 9-18, when you purchase a signature cruffin or signature drink from Ladybug Bakery & Cafe, $1 will be donated to Sonshine!

Coffee Lovers Rejoice!


Sisters’ Story Coffee is a new, first-of-its-kind coffee brand made from organic and Fairtrade coffee exclusively purchased from farms owned and operated by Indigenous women in Peru.

When you buy coffee through the Sisters' Story online store, select Sonshine as your charity of choice and we'll receive 15% of the sale. It's a brew-tiful deal!

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