Neighbours in crisis

Canada’s First Nations’ communities are calling out for neighbourliness. Our streets are screaming for neighbourliness. And our world cries out for help in some of the worst natural disasters on record.

Through the inevitable and ongoing tragedies and crises everyone faces, who can we rely on to help us?

Is neighbourliness on the decline? Are we compassion-fatigued?

Today on Context – we answer those questions and visit the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, where the community is looking for healing and solutions after a string of suicides.

RESOURCES

After Grenfell: the Faith Groups’ Response

The Salvation Army

Samaritan’s Purse

The Baby Depot

Gosfield apartment fire relief funds

TDSB Charity Page

Red Cross

Christian Centre Church 

Crisis prevention services

Crisis Services Canada – 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645

Centre for Suicide Prevention – 1-833-456-4566

Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868

GUESTS

Crystal Lavalee, First Peoples Voices Producer

Jeffrey Villacorta, displaced resident of North York apartment

Dan Miller, Area Director, Public Relations and Development, The Salvation Army

Brent Davis, Canadian Ministries Director, Samaritan’s Purse Canada

Cheridan Sanders, Vatican correspondent

Amy Plender, Research Associate, Eido Research

Rev. Dr. Stephen Robinson, National Disaster Recovery Officer, Uniting Church in Australia

Aaron Groat, Halton Police volunteer chaplain

Staff Sgt. Malcolm Wright, Halton Police Wellness Unit

 

 

 

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