Truth & Reconciliation Commission

June 8, 2008
First Nations' children holding letters that spell "Goodbye" at Fort Simpson Indian Residential School in the North West Territories circa 1922. Source: J.F. Moran / Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
First Nations' children holding letters that spell "Goodbye" at Fort Simpson Indian Residential School in the North West Territories circa 1922. Source: J.F. Moran / Library and Archives Canada.

On June 8, 2008, the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement organized the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The Commission, which was completed in 2015, aimed to provide a space for survivors and their families to share and acknowledge their experiences, to bring awareness to the history of the residential school system and its policies, and, among other goals, to create a report that included recommendations to the Government of Canada to promote understanding and healing. Please see the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's website for more information: trc.ca