We are asking for your support in changing the name of a school in Calgary.
Langevin School is named after Hector-Louis Langevin. Langevin was instrumental in promoting and implementing Residential Schools across what we call Canada. The Residential School system was designed with the explicit purpose of assimilating Indigenous Peoples into Western society.
Through coercion, Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families and imprisoned in these "schools." Indigenous children were abused in unimaginable ways and the effects of these atrocities are still felt in Indigenous families and communities.
The environment of the schools should be a place in which all students, families, and staff feel safe, heard, and welcome.
Langevin is a rejection of these values. Please take action, with the options below, to advocate for taking Langevin's name off of Langevin School.