National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Learn how the Government of Canada is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action 77 to 78.

Based on data provided August 2021.

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.

What's happening?

Provincial, territorial, municipal and community archives and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation are responsible for the response to Call to Action 77.

78. We call upon the Government of Canada to commit to making a funding contribution of $10 million over seven years to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, plus an additional amount to assist communities to research and produce histories of their own residential school experience and their involvement in truth, healing and reconciliation.

What's happening?

In 2018, the Government of Canada provided $10 million to support the important work of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, as announced by the Prime Minister in December 2016. This contribution will help to ensure that the history and legacy of Canada's residential school system is never forgotten. Work continues with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation on how to proceed with other elements of this Call to Action.

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