Primates World Relief & Development Fund
Welcome to the website of the Primates World Relief & Development Fund. Our organization is dedicated to coordinates in-house fund-raising initiatives for the work of the national church's ministry in international relief.
As part of its commitment to support the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund has developed a program called, Mapping the Ground We Stand On.
This interactive workshop known as the Mapping Exercise invites participants to explore the Indigenous presence on the map of Canada, the history of Settlers' arrival, and their relationship to one another.
It also offers an opportunity for learning and reflection on the concept of Terra Nullius or “empty land” and the Doctrine of Discovery as foundational to colonialism (of which the residential schools were one aspect). Participants will walk on the map, reflect on their own presence on it, and discuss how they might respond to what they have learned.