In October 2021, Clan Mothers and Réseau Compassion Network announced their partnership to develop the future site of the Clan Mothers Healing Village for multi-generational trauma.
The two organizations had been working together for over four years to lay the groundwork for this major and vitally important project, which will bring medium- and long-term support to women and members of the Indigenous 2SLGBTQQIA community who have suffered multi-generational trauma, sexual violence, exploitation, and human trafficking.
To support the initiative, Réseau Compassion Network began the process by “giving back the land,” namely 130 acres of waterfront land along Lake Winnipeg near Belair, to Clan Mothers. “This land belonged to the Sisters of the Good Shepherd,” says Daniel Lussier, CEO of Réseau Compassion Network. “For us, as a Catholic organization, donating this land, valued at a million dollars, for such a project was a priceless gesture of reconciliation.”
At Réseau Compassion Network, we want to be active partners in the reconciliation process and are committed to walking alongside Indigenous peoples as they continue to heal their communities. This project is led by Indigenous women and elders, as well as by female-identifying 2SLGBTQQIA people who have gone through a traumatic experience, and women are involved in the construction process as a training and social enterprise opportunity. It is our hope that this action will contribute to a more loving and compassionate world where we move forward in a spirit of sincere collaboration.
To view the project’s development phases, see: