The Projects Approval Committee (PAC) exists for the purpose of examining and approving the projects of healing and reconciliation that are presented to the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan for funding from the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund. The IRF has been established with secure safeguards to guarantee that any programs funded by the IRF fall within the guidelines of the Fund. Funding is to be provided locally, as well as expended on with local programs. The programs are to be reviewed and approved by a local Indigenous committee. The PAC of the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan is precisely this approval committee.
Membership is drawn from existent bodies that promote programs of healing and reconciliation among Indigenous peoples across the Archdiocese. The PAC meets only as required by the procedure of reviewing and approving appropriate programs which will then be applied for funding from the IRF. The PAC itself has no operating funds.
If you are interested in reaching out to the PAC, please contact Archbishop Pettipas by e-mail.