Call to Action # 77

We call upon provincial, territorial, municipal, and community archives to work collaboratively with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to identify and collect copies of all records relevant to the history and legacy of the residential school system, and to provide these to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Why “Stalled?”

Jan. 20, 2022: The Government of Canada signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the NCTR to share Residential School narratives not previously in their collection and are working with the NCTR on the next category of information to be shared, more than one million documents converted to a more readable format. 

On Oct. 19, 2021, the NCTR said it’s still missing the final versions of school narratives and supporting documents from the federal government used in the Independent Assessment Process – the claims process in which residential-school survivors testified about abuses they suffered.

Additionally missing are various Library and Archives Canada quality records and records from provincial governments, most of whom have not yet produced vital statistics, including death certificates for children lost at schools or coroners’ reports

Current Status

April 4, 2022

Stalled

Previous Status

February 14, 2022

Stalled

Latest Updates


Actions and Commitments


Explore by Stakeholder


Explore by Themes


Commitment to provide records to NCTR

Read more


Govt. IRS Adjudication Secretariat

Read more