Aboriginal Initiative

We acknowledge that Trinity Aurora is built on land cared for by the people of the William Treaty First Nations

(Chippewas of Beausoleil First Nation, Georgina Island First Nation, Rama First Nation, Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation, Curve Lake First Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, and the Scugog First Nation), and we respect the rich spiritual heritage that has been a part of this place for centuries. We honour their ancestors and people by acknowledging that we are their guests here on this land, and we strive to walk in a good way and care for the land while we are here.

 

Rev. David Franks'

the reflection on the first sunday of Advent

 
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spirit garden 2023

SPIRIT GARDEN will open in 2023 at Nathan Phillips Square beside Toronto City Hall.  SPIRIT GARDEN answers the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action # 82, constructing a Memorial to Residential School Survivors as well as to the children and youth who attended residential schools in Ontario but did not return to their families or First Nation communities.  Nathan Phillips Square is an accessible and very visible location to celebrate the resiliency of survivors, their families, and their communities.  Space is available for teaching events and interactive learning activities. 

Although Trinity is experiencing financial difficulties as many other Anglican Churches are having currently, and the negative impact of inflation on household income, members of Trinity have been very generous over the years in supporting efforts to build the right relationships with Indigenous  Peoples.  Members of Trinity also know how even small gifts accumulate over time and accomplish much in the ongoing work of Reconciliation.  Please donate to Trinity Anglican Church in Aurora designated as FAITH WORKS SPIRIT GARDEN.

 

To learn more about the project, click HERE

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Education

We offer Lunch & Learns, Movie Nights & Coffee Hours focusing on the impact of poverty, Residential Schools and current events (Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Idle No More)

Advocacy

We work with the National Indigenous Bishop of Canada, Bishop Mark MacDonald, and his ‘water group’ Pimatisiwin Nipi to support clean and accessible water for all people in Canada

Spiritual walk

We support the integration of thoughtful prayers and Indigenous-focused worship services

Strategic Funding

We assist the First Peoples of Canada through participation in the Advent Conspiracy program each December. Our strategic funding has been focused on the Pikangikum Water Project through PWRDF.