“Project of Heart” is an inquiry based, hands-on, collaborative, inter-generational, artistic journey of seeking truth about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada. Its purpose is to:
- Examine the history and legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada and to seek the truth about that history, leading to the acknowledgement of the extent of loss to former students, their families and communities
- Commemorate the lives of the thousands of Indigenous children who died as a result of the residential school experience.
- Call Canadians to action, through social justice endeavours, to change our present and future history collectively – from their website
Note: Their website has not been updated recently. However, it contains many excellent resources and ideas.
Examples of Project of Heart in Ontario Catholic Schools:
St.Mary Catholic Secondary School in Durham CDSB
Immaculata Catholic High School in Ottawa CDSB
Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School in Ottawa CDSB
All Saints Catholic High School Ottawa CDSB
Mother Teresa Catholic High School in Ottawa CDSB
Notre Dame Catholic High School in Ottawa CDSB
St. Pius X Catholic High School in Ottawa CDSB
Bishop Smith Catholic School Renfrew County CDSB