June 1st, 2021

Every Child Matters

Pembroke:  The County of Renfrew wishes to express its deepest sympathies to the people of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, and the surrounding communities.

The dark and heinous history of residential schools should never be forgotten.  The trauma and suffering of those affected then and now must be acknowledged.  We as a community of many peoples must stand together to acknowledge and recognize the terrible truths of this past and support the path to reconciliation.

“This is a tragic and devastating discovery; the pain and suffering this has caused is unimaginable,” said Warden Debbie Robinson.  “We hope these precious souls can finally find peace, and we cannot imagine the pain the community must be enduring, but we share your sorrow, and we shall not forget.  Locally, we wish to express our continued friendship and support to our friends and neighbours, the Algonquin People during this difficult time.”

The Canadian flag will continue to fly at half-mast at County Municipal Buildings for the week of May 31st through June 4th to mark this tragic discovery.

If you need to reach out for support, help is just a call or a click away.

Mental Health Crisis Line (Ages 16 or older)
or their website www.crisisline.ca
1-866-996-0991

Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line (Ages 18 and under)
or their website www.icrs.ca
1-877-377-7775

Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC)   

1-844-727-6404

or visit their website at www.rcvtac.ca

For Media Inquiries please call:

Paul Moreau            Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk, County of Renfrew      613 735-7288

Michael Barber       Media Relations/Grants Coordinator, County of Renfrew 613-735-7288

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