From CBC News–A Winnipeg-based organization that works with families and youth in crisis is changing its name in the spirit of reconciliation.
“I think people are just more aware that we can’t keep having these buildings and bridges and streets named after people that caused some harm to our communities back in the day,” said Shane Storie, the board chair for Macdonald Youth Services.
“Even though it was back in the day, all the repercussions are felt in today’s world.”
The organization offers assistance such as a 24-hour youth shelter, counselling, and crisis intervention, and also runs a variety of group homes.
It adopted the Macdonald Youth Services name in 1993, changing it from the Sir Hugh John Macdonald Memorial Hostel.