2015 - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada

The TRC’s mandate was to inform all Canadians about what happened in residential schools. The Commission heard from Residential School Survivors, their families, communities, former staff and others over six years. The Commission held seven National Events, two Regional Events, and held 238 days of local hearings in 77 communities. The Commission received over 6750 statements from Survivors, members of their families and other individuals. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation now holds its findings and records for safekeeping.

The Commission reinforced that the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is the framework for reconciliation at all levels and across all sectors of society. The final report documented 94 Calls to Action.

Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future, Summary of the Final Report

The Survivors Speak

The Métis Experience – Canada’s Residential Schools

The Inuit and Northern Experience – Canada’s Residential Schools

Calls to Action