National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (77-78)

Current Reality

As the permanent home for all statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the TRC, the National Centre of Truth and Reconciliation will ensure that:
• former students and their families have access to their own history;
• educators can share the Indian Residential School history with future generations of students;
• researchers can more deeply explore the Residential School experience;
• the public can access historical records and other materials to help foster reconciliation and healing; and
• the history and legacy of the residential school system are never forgotten.

On Sept. 23, 2021 The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation unveiled a new Survivors’ Flag to mark the first official National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. For an explanation of the symbolism in the flag see:

https://nctr.ca/exhibits/survivors-flag/

Other Residential School Centres:

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre – The Centre at UBC opened in 2018 and has facilitated dialogues and access to records and information that support engaging the legacies of the residential school system, and the on-going impacts of colonialism in Canada.

Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre – The Centre at Algoma University has signed a memorandum of Understanding with the IRSHDC to share data, information and collaborate on ongoing community engagement and research projects – making records more accessible and usable for Survivors and communities. Both the IRSHDC and the SRSC work with Survivors, church entities, educators and Indigenous communities to research, collect, preserve and display the history of residential schools across Canada.

Feb. 1, 2022, the National Council for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced a partnership to advance Indigenous-led research. The collaboration will foster research on reconciliation and residential schools, done by and with Indigenous communities. It will leverage the skills and knowledge of both parties—the NCTR’s expertise and ability to safeguard the truths of Survivors, their families, communities and others affected by the residential school system; and SSHRC’s role to promote and support research and training in the humanities and social sciences.


0/2 CTAs have been completed to date




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All archives to collaborate with NCTR on collection of all records

Stalled

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$10M funding for NCTR and $10M for communities for reconciliation

Stalled

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