The University of Ottawa
Project of Heart
Welcome to The University of Ottawa, Ontario Partner of Project of Heart
At this stop, we will learn about Project of Heart, an arts-based social justice initiative that invites learners of all ages to honour survivors of residential schools and take action to end ongoing inequities. We will also learn about the history of the University of Ottawa, which was founded by the Oblates.
Step 1: Learn
Watch these videos and then explore the Project of Heart Website
Project of Heart Tiles
Project of Heart and the University of Ottawa
Step 2: Honour
Create a gesture of reconciliation. Please click here for information on how you might go about doing this.
Make their gesture wearable or sharable so that you might teach others. Email Project of Heart to request a tile, and include a self-addressed and pre-postage-paid envelope to receive a tile by mail.
Post a selfie of you wearing your gesture of reconciliation on social media.
Step 3: Act
Read this article and this article and video to learn more about the Catholic Church's role in Residential Schools and their ongoing refusal to cooperate fully.
Please read and sign this petition demanding that the Catholic Church release all Residential School records and pay reparations that were promised years ago.
Step 4: Keep Learning
Truth and Reconciliation Curriculum Guides
BCTF: Illuminating the Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in BC
"The Gladys we Never Knew" e-book
The Oblates and the University of Ottawa
Historical Documents about Residential Schools