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.
After Grenfell: the Faith Groups’ Response
Gosfield apartment fire relief funds
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
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