Abbotsford Police Constable Steve Kern helps 13-year-old Eugene Reimer student Justin Grewal attach a painting to the Abbotsford school's empathy fence. Firefighters and parents were present Thursday (June 16) to attach dozens of paintings to honour people with post-traumatic stress disorder and commemorate missing indigenous women. Organizers of the Empathy Fence hope the work will help the students develop understanding and compassion for others. Home Depot sponsored the project.

Abbotsford Police Constable Steve Kern helps 13-year-old Eugene Reimer student Justin Grewal attach a painting to the Abbotsford school's empathy fence. Firefighters and parents were present Thursday (June 16) to attach dozens of paintings to honour people with post-traumatic stress disorder and commemorate missing indigenous women. Organizers of the Empathy Fence hope the work will help the students develop understanding and compassion for others. Home Depot sponsored the project.

PHOTO: Abbotsford school completes empathy fence

Organizers hope the work will help students develop understanding and compassion for others.