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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Legacy of Hope Foundation

The Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF) was established in March 1998, for a ten-year period, to manage the distribution of a one-time $350 million grant from the Government of Canada to support community-based healing projects that addressed the legacy of physical and sexual abuse at residential schools. This healing fund was a component of Gathering Strength: Canada's Aboriginal Action Plan.

The Legacy of Hope Foundation is a national Aboriginal charitable organization whose purposes are to educate, raise awareness and understanding of the legacy of residential schools, including the effects and intergenerational impacts on First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit peoples, and to support the ongoing healing process of Residential School Survivors. Fulfilling this mandate contributes towards reconciliation among generations of Aboriginal peoples, and between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people  in Canada. Learn More About Us »


Over 2007-2008 the LHF worked with First Nations curriculum developers to create curricula on the history and legacy of the residential school system in Canada for grades 9-10 and 11-12, as well as for post-secondary students and lifelong learners. The curriculum can be found in the Bookshelf section of

Since the launch of the website, LHF has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from teachers using the curriculum. Based, in part, on the success of the curriculum, and as a response to requests by educators and communities, LHF has expanded into the areas of museum education and is developing a range of in-class resources.

Legacy of Hope Foundation
75 Albert Street, Suite 801
Ottawa, ON  K1P 5E7

T: 613-237-4806 or toll-free: 877-553-7177