Photo with caption: "Bishop Tom Collings, Bishop of Keewatin, leads a course in a New Forms of Ministry Workshop in Whitewood, Saskatchewan, in the Diocese of Qu'Appelle. The Anglican Foundation provided 'seed money' for this program". [Text of entire article.]
Both the Diocese of Keewatin and the national church gave the native community of Wunnumin Lake in northern Ontario a total of $30,000 to help its members recover from years of abuse from a former priest.
The Diocese of Keewatin had "no option under God" but to commit almost a tenth of its budget to help the small, remote, native community of Wunnumin Lake heal its wounds after an Anglican priest abused a number of its youth over several years.
"(Ret.) Bishop Thomas William Ralph Collings, who was known for having devoted much of his ministry to Canada's native people, died after a long battle with cancer on July 8  in Winnipeg. He was 75. He was consecrated the seventh bishop of the Anglican diocese of Keewatin in 1991, at the age of 52. He was bishop of the diocese, located in Kenora, Ont., for five years, until he resigned in 1996. "Before he was elected bishop, Collings had been dean of theology, co-ordinator of native studies and director of the lay education program at St. John's College, University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, since 1983. In 1987, he was also a non-stipendiary priest-in-charge of St. Helen's Anglican Ayamihewkamik Church in Winnipeg. From 1982 to 1985, Collings was rector of Peguis/Hodgson, a six-point parish, and also had a ministry with native people. He was assistant priest at St. John's Cathedral, Winnipeg, from 1980 to 1982".