Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation, and Justice

Established in 2014, the Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation, and Justice serves as part of the response of the Anglican Church of Canada to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. Comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Anglicans, the commission is tasked with reviewing church structures and policies to identify and seek ways to eliminate vestiges of the Doctrine of Discovery; creating a plan for reconciliation to overcome intergenerational trauma caused by policies such as the residential schools; and assessing injustices in Indigenous communities to determine areas where the church can make a difference.

Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen lands, Strong Hearts NEW Documentary


A feature-length documentary film and accompanying study guide produced by the Commission in response to the calls to action by helping to provide education and insight into the racist foundations of many of our property and other laws still in existence to this day.