Statement regarding events in London, ON and Kamloops, BC
RECENT EVENTS IN LONDON AND ACROSS CANADA
The Children’s Health Research Institute’s vision is towards lifelong health of children. We are against any event in a child’s life that will separate them from their family that will adversely affect their physical and/or mental health.
CHRI stands with the Muslim and London community in condemning acts of hate and violence. Racism has no place in our institution, university, city, Ontario or Canada. Diversity is our strength, and we must do everything in our power to stamp out hate so that our children can prosper and grow without fear within their own family unit and community.
We are also saddened by the recent discovery of the graves of two hundred and fifteen children on the site of a residential school in Kamloops, BC. Our hearts are with Indigenous Peoples, who had their children taken away from their immediate families, and have lost so many young members of their community.