In July, Pope Francis will visit Canada to formally deliver the Roman Catholic Church’s apology for its role in operating residential schools. Pope Francis will be in Edmonton from July 24th to 27th.

KDFN Council will offer travel support to KDFN Citizens who are residential school survivors and wish to travel to Edmonton to witness the apology in person, as it may help with their healing journey.


The deadline to apply for funding is July 11, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.


If you wish to travel to Edmonton, please contact Jacqueline Shorty or Elaine Smarch as soon as possible.

Jacqueline Shorty
PHONE: 867-689-1046
Elaine Smarch
PHONE: 867-689-1765
Please note: all travelers must have photo ID and follow the current COVID-19 safety requirements for travel in Canada