Olivia Stefanovich

Senior reporter

Olivia Stefanovich is a senior reporter for CBC's Parliamentary Bureau based in Ottawa. She previously worked in Toronto, Saskatchewan and northern Ontario. Connect with her on Twitter at @CBCOlivia. Story tips welcome: olivia.stefanovich@cbc.ca.

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'This is my church': Residential school survivor skipping papal visit to walk in ancestors' footsteps

When Pope Francis addresses residential school survivors in Maskwacis, Alberta on Monday, one survivor won't be in the audience or watching it on a screen.

Researcher hopes trove of rare residential school photos can help identify missing children

About 1,000 black and white photos from the early days of Canada’s residential school system have been uncovered in the archives of a Roman Catholic order in Rome.

Ottawa announces more than $30M for Indigenous communities, organizations to mark papal visit

The federal government announced on Wednesday more than $30 million in new funding to support Indigenous communities and organizations during the papal visit.

Inside the chaos of the Assembly of First Nations national chief's office

The Assembly of First Nations is in unprecedented crisis with National Chief RoseAnne Archibald suspended and under external investigation. CBC News has reviewed documents and interviewed seven sources that paint the most detailed picture to date of the alleged dysfunction within the national chief's office.

Ottawa to fund travel for residential school survivors who want to see Pope Francis

The federal government is expected to soon announce funding for residential school survivors who want to attend the papal visit in-person or by holding their own community events, according to a senior government source.

Federal government tables bill to create national reconciliation oversight body

Seven years after Honourary Chief Wilton Littlechild of the Maskwacis Cree Nation helped pen a recommendation calling for the creation of a national reconciliation oversight body, the federal government is finally moving to make it a reality.

AFN national chief under investigation over bullying, harassment allegations

The national chief of the country's most influential First Nations organization is under pressure to step aside as she faces an external investigation over bullying and harassment allegations from four of her staff members, CBC News has learned.

Residential school survivors call on Pope to acknowledge unmarked graves

A group of First Nations residential school survivors is urging Pope Francis to acknowledge that many students forced to attend the institutions were buried in unmarked graves — and their parents were never told or permitted to bring their children home for burial.

Residential school survivors push for papal visit to Kamloops, B.C., want input on expected apology

More than a dozen residential school survivors from First Nations across the country plan to press Roman Catholic bishops for input on the Pope's planned stops when he visits Canada in July and the words the pontiff will use in his expected residential school apology on Canadian soil.

Vatican announces late July visit by Pope Francis to Canada

The Vatican formally announced on Friday a visit by Pope Francis to Canada from July 24 to 30.